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How does cpanel site hosting function?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the present-day web space hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting marketplace provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

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

The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a normal chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web page hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

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

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all site hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Drawback Number 1: A moronic domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure is:

public_html (here is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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 becoming confused? We positively are!

Shortcoming Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.

Shortcoming Number Three: An utter lack of domain administration tools

Do we have to refer to the entire shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...

Weak Side Number 4: Many login places (min two, maximum 3)

How about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the keen users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).

Weak Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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