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How does cpanel site hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the current web space hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the entire website hosting market furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web page hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200k "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The web site hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

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

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met all site hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage Number One: A dumb domain name folder arrangement

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

public_html (here is placed)
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)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you becoming confused? We definitely are!

Disadvantage Number 2: The same e-mail folder system

The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.

Negative Aspect Number Three: An absolute absence of domain name management interfaces

Do we need to refer to the absolute lack of a modern domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

Disadvantage No.4: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum three)

What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the devoted customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP departments to become familiar with... fast

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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