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How does cpanel hosting operate?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the present web page hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small business segment, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The web page hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k site hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on today's webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled most web space hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside Number One: A moronic domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful 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 name)
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 puzzled? We undoubtedly are!

Downside Number 2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly fortify their belief in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.

Inconvenience Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain administration options

Do we have to point out the complete lack of a contemporary domain management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...

Drawback Number 4: Many login locations (minimum 2, max three)

How about the necessity for another login to access the billing, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting provider. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the devoted users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).

Weakness Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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