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How does cpanel hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on today's web site hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200,000 "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any site hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web site hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied all hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side No.1: A foolish domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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)

Are you becoming bewildered? We categorically are!

Weak Side Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure

The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too badly.

Drawback Number 3: A total lack of domain management user interfaces

Do we need to point out the absolute absence of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a considerable problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...

Problem Number Four: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum 3)

What about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the invoicing system (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the devoted customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Side Number 5: More than 120 web site hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...