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How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an average person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brands in the world will give you the very same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's site hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps satisfied most site hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Predicament Number One: A foolish domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)

Are you getting baffled? We definitely are!

Negative Sign Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement

The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too badly.

Negative Point Number 3: A complete lack of domain administration tools

Do we have to bring up the absolute lack of a contemporary domain management platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous downside. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...

Drawback Number 4: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)

What about the need for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting company. At times, based on the invoice transaction tool (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the devoted customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Downside No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to become familiar with... quickly

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...