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How does cpanel web hosting function?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present web site hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market furnish the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

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

The web site hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any site hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different site hosting brand names across the world will give you literally the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

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

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps satisfied most site hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Side Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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)

Are you becoming puzzled? We surely are!

Weak Side Number 2: The very same email folder setup

The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too harshly.

Weakness Number Three: An absolute absence of domain name manipulation tools

Do we have to bring up the sheer absence of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...

Negative Sign Number Four: Many login places (minimum two, maximum 3)

What about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting company. Now and then, based on the billing transaction system (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the eager customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Weak Point No.5: 120+ web hosting CP menus to pick up... rapidly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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