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How does cpanel hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on today's web site hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which provides a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace offer exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

200,000 "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web space hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brand names all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current web site hosting market is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied all webspace hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience Number One: A moronic domain folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)

Are you growing confused? We unquestionably are!

Predicament Number 2: The same email folder setup

The mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too seriously.

Negative Sign No.3: An utter lack of domain name management options

Do we have to cite the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an immense problem. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Negative Side Number Four: Multiple login places (min two, maximum 3)

How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting vendor. At times, based on the billing transaction platform (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the avid users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... swiftly

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting distributors:

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