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How does cpanel site hosting operate?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole hosting market furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...

200k "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The site hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web space hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current site hosting market is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel site hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered most web page hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Drawback No.1: An imbecilic domain folder setup

If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you growing baffled? We clearly are!

Disadvantage Number 2: The very same e-mail folder system

The e-mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.

Disadvantage Number Three: A total deficiency of domain name administration menus

Do we have to refer to the complete shortage of a modern domain management platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast weakness. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...

Negative Side Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)

What about the demand for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... quickly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web page hosting CP. It's a superb idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting firms:

As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...