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How does cpanel hosting work?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace supply exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The web page hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brands worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.

The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

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

Shortcoming Number One: An idiotic domain name folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web 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 name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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 getting confused? We definitely are!

Inconvenience Number 2: The same email folder setup

The email folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.

Negative Point Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain manipulation sections

Do we need to refer to the total lack of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Disadvantage No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)

How about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the invoicing platform (particularly tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the devoted users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Inconvenience No.5: 120+ hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... swiftly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web space hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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