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How does cpanel site hosting work?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the present-day webspace hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web site hosting CP alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an average guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web site hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present web page hosting marketplace is... Period.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered all site hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Predicament Number One: A foolish domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 getting confused? We doubtlessly are!

Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same mail folder setup

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.

Predicament Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain name manipulation options

Do we have to bring up the thorough lack of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a colossal problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...

Weak Side Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)

How about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the billing tool (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the eager users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP menus to learn... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web space hosting CP. It's a great idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting firms:

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