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How does cpanel-based web hosting function?

For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on today's web site hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting marketplace supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

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

The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website development processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web page hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

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

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied all website hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Shortcoming Number 1: A foolish domain name folder system

If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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)
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 nonplussed? We undeniably are!

Inconvenience Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup

The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.

Shortcoming Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain administration menus

Do we need to point out the complete lack of a modern domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge problem. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...

Negative Point No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max 3)

What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction system (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the devoted users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP departments to learn... promptly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting companies:

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