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How does cpanel hosting function?

For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present-day webspace hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market provide one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...

200k "webspace hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The site hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web page hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brand names across the world will offer you the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably covered all hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Side No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to erase fully 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). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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)
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 getting puzzled? We surely are!

Negative Point No.2: The very same email folder setup

The electronic mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.

Predicament Number Three: A total shortage of domain name manipulation user interfaces

Do we need to refer to the total deficiency of a modern domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...

Downside Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum three)

What about the need for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management system? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP areas to grasp... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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