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How does cpanel website hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the contemporary site hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which supplies a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting marketplace offer one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

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

The hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day hosting market is... Period.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web space hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled most hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Shortcoming Number One: A ludicrous domain folder structure

If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
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 name)

Are you getting confused? We undeniably are!

Negative Sign Number Two: The very same mail folder system

The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.

Weakness No.3: An entire deficiency of domain name manipulation interfaces

Do we need to mention the total lack of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Sign No.4: Numerous user login places (min two, max 3)

How about the demand for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting distributors:

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...