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How does cpanel hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on today's webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market provide literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200,000 "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

The webspace hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on today's web space hosting marketplace is... Period.

The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel web site hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all web space hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Predicament Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder system

If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to erase completely 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 simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 becoming baffled? We surely are!

Negative Sign Number Two: The same email folder arrangement

The mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.

Predicament Number Three: A total lack of domain name administration tools

Do we have to refer to the total absence of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" interface at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...

Disadvantage Number Four: Many login places (minimum two, max 3)

What about the need for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and tech support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting corporation. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the avid customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... swiftly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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