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How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the present web space hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The web page hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current webspace hosting market is... Full stop.

The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied most web page hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Drawback No.1: An idiotic domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 name)
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 name)

Are you getting confused? We categorically are!

Downside Number Two: The very same email folder configuration

The mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.

Disadvantage Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain administration tools

Do we have to mention the entire shortage of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's an immense downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Weakness Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max 3)

What about the demand for an extra login to access the billing, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based site hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the eager clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Point Number 5: More than 120 Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting companies:

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