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How does cpanel-based website hosting function?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the present web space hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The site hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brand names in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the contemporary site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered all site hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Problem Number 1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, because 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 becoming confused? We definitely are!

Downside No.2: The very same mail folder system

The e-mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.

Inconvenience Number Three: A sheer lack of domain administration sections

Do we need to mention the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a great drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Aspect No.4: Multiple user login places (min two, max 3)

How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing tool (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).

Drawback No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting providers:

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