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How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the present web page hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...

200,000 "web site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied all web hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Shortcoming No.1: An idiotic domain name folder system

If you have two or more domains, however, be very careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you getting baffled? We doubtlessly are!

Disadvantage Number 2: The same e-mail folder setup

The email folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.

Negative Sign Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain management tools

Do we need to mention the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a big predicament. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

Weakness Number Four: Numerous login places (min two, max 3)

How about the demand for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based site hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number 5: 120+ web site hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting service providers:

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