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How does cpanel-based hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web page hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The web page hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different site hosting brands worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present web site hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably met all website hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect No.1: A stupid domain folder setup

If you have two or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 absolutely are!

Disadvantage Number Two: The same email folder configuration

The e-mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.

Negative Aspect Number 3: A total shortage of domain name administration interfaces

Do we need to cite the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Predicament Number 4: Many user login places (min two, max three)

How about the need for an additional login to use the billing, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting service provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Weak Point Number 5: More than 120 web space hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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