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How does cpanel-based hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting market offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web page hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The web site hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web site hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web hosting market is... Period.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

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

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered all web page hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Predicament Number 1: A stupid domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 name)

Are you getting puzzled? We clearly are!

Inconvenience Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement

The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too badly.

Weak Side Number 3: An utter shortage of domain manipulation sections

Do we need to bring up the complete absence of a modern domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...

Negative Sign No.4: Multiple login locations (min 2, maximum 3)

What about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support management menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web space hosting company. Occasionally, depending on the billing system (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the ardent clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Shortcoming No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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