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How does cpanel web hosting work?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on today's web page hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which generates an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

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

The web hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brand names across the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current web space hosting market is... Period.

The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most web page hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect Number One: A ludicrous domain folder system

If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to delete completely 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 domains are very simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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)

Are you growing baffled? We undeniably are!

Drawback No.2: The same e-mail folder structure

The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.

Downside Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain manipulation interfaces

Do we need to bring up the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" tool at all. That's a colossal problem. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Drawback No.4: Numerous user login places (min 2, max three)

How about the need for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the billing tool (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the eager users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain management section; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Shortcoming Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty CP sections to pick up... fast

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web page hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting firms:

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