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How does cpanel website hosting work?

For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the present-day hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting market supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any site hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web space hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique webspace hosting brand names worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel site hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all website hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Point Number One: A laughable domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very attentive not to delete completely 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 very easy to erase on the web hosting 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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)
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 becoming bewildered? We positively are!

Downside Number 2: The very same email folder structure

The mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.

Predicament No.3: A thorough absence of domain name administration user interfaces

Do we have to cite the thorough lack of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...

Problem Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting supplier. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the zealous clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting service providers:

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