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How does cpanel site hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the present hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market furnish exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The website hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brands all over the world will give you the very same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace is... Period.

The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied most web site hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Shortcoming Number One: A moronic domain folder setup

If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to remove 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 quite easy to remove on the web server, since they all are set up 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder setup is:

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

Are you growing baffled? We absolutely are!

Negative Sign No.2: The same e-mail folder arrangement

The e-mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.

Negative Side Number 3: A total deficiency of domain name administration GUIs

Do we need to bring up the total lack of a contemporary domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major problem. An inexcusable one, we want to add...

Downside Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing tool (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the eager users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP departments to grasp... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting suppliers:

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