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How does cpanel-based site hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "web space hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a normal person 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 various domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Period.

The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

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

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied all webspace hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside No.1: A ludicrous domain folder system

If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)

Are you getting bewildered? We definitely are!

Shortcoming No.2: The same email folder structure

The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too irreparably.

Weak Side Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain name administration tools

Do we need to bring up the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a major predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Point No.4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, max 3)

How about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to get to know... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting suppliers:

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