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How does cpanel website hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200k "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any site hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current site hosting market is... Period.

The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel web space hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled all web page hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Shortcoming No.1: A moronic domain folder setup

If you have two or more domains, however, be very cautious not to remove 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 name)

Are you becoming confused? We categorically are!

Negative Point Number 2: The very same email folder setup

The mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too severely.

Drawback Number 3: An utter shortage of domain name manipulation options

Do we have to mention the total absence of a modern domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a colossal drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Weak Point Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max 3)

What about the need for another login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction tool (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the devoted users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Weak Point Number 5: More than 120 Control Panel departments to get familiar with... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:

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