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How does cpanel site hosting function?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on today's site hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting market provide the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...

200,000 "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The site hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day web space hosting market is... Full stop.

The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered most web site hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Predicament No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 name)
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 name)
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 name)

Are you getting perplexed? We undoubtedly are!

Drawback Number 2: The very same email folder setup

The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly increase their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.

Predicament Number 3: An utter absence of domain name management user interfaces

Do we have to bring up the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a colossal downside. An unpardonable one, we want to add...

Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple login locations (min two, max three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel site hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction system (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the ardent clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Weak Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP sections to get familiar with... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting distributors:

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