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How does cpanel-based hosting work?

For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present web site hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200,000 "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The web site hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web space hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique webspace hosting brand names around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current site hosting market is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel site hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered all hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Inconvenience No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are created 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 located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
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 growing confused? We undoubtedly are!

Drawback Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system

The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.

Disadvantage Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain name administration GUIs

Do we need to point out the utter absence of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's a great shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we want to add...

Drawback No.4: Numerous user login places (min two, max three)

What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction system (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Predicament Number 5: 120+ site hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... quickly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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