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How does cpanel web site hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the current web space hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...

200k "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

The site hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique webspace hosting brands across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary webspace hosting market is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel webspace hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps covered all web space hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect No.1: A stupid domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
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)
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 becoming bewildered? We undoubtedly are!

Shortcoming No.2: The very same email folder arrangement

The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.

Weak Point Number Three: An utter lack of domain name manipulation tools

Do we need to point out the sheer absence of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an immense weakness. An unpardonable one, we want to add...

Negative Aspect Number Four: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum three)

How about the need for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web space hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction system (principally invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the keen users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Downside No.5: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... quickly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting corporations:

As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...