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How does cpanel web site hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offers on today's web hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200,000 "web site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The site hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 site hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different hosting brands worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled most web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side Number 1: A dumb domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to delete completely 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 hosting server, because 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 located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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)
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)

Are you growing bewildered? We unquestionably are!

Weakness No.2: The very same e-mail folder system

The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.

Inconvenience No.3: An utter deficiency of domain name management GUIs

Do we need to point out the sheer absence of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to add...

Negative Side Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max three)

How about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting corporation. At times, based on the billing transaction platform (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the keen users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect No.5: 120+ hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... fast

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting firms:

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