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How does cpanel web site hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market furnish exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The web page hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web space hosting brands in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current web site hosting market is... Period.

The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met all hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Side No.1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

public_html (here is located)
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)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you growing disorientated? We undoubtedly are!

Negative Aspect No.2: The same mail folder configuration

The email folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.

Shortcoming No.3: A sheer lack of domain management user interfaces

Do we need to mention the entire deficiency of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...

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

How about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support management system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting firm. At times, based on the billing transaction platform (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the eager customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Weak Side Number Five: More than 120 webspace hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...