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How does cpanel hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the present webspace hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "web space hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The web site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brands in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Period.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered all web space hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect No.1: A foolish domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how excellent 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)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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 nonplussed? We undeniably are!

Negative Point Number 2: The very same mail folder setup

The email folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.

Negative Sign No.3: An absolute absence of domain management menus

Do we have to refer to the sheer lack of a modern domain management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an immense predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...

Shortcoming Number Four: Numerous login places (min two, max 3)

What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting vendor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing platform (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the zealous customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Drawback Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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