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How does cpanel web site hosting function?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on today's web space hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The webspace hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web space hosting brands worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current site hosting market is... Full stop.

The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered most hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Point Number 1: A laughable domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are located 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. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

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

Are you getting confused? We absolutely are!

Problem No.2: The same e-mail folder system

The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.

Shortcoming Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain management interfaces

Do we have to bring up the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a vast weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to add...

Disadvantage Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, max three)

What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting supplier. At times, based on the invoicing system (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the keen clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number 5: 120+ web space hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... promptly

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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