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How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present web space hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The web page hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a normal chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brands around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met most webspace hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Downside Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent 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 delete on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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 growing confused? We doubtlessly are!

Negative Point No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure

The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.

Weak Point Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain name manipulation menus

Do we need to bring up the entire absence of a modern domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to add...

Predicament Number 4: Many login places (min 2, maximum three)

How about the demand for another login to access the invoicing, domain name and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web page hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the devoted clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Downside No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting service providers:

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