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How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the current webspace hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace supply exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200k "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any site hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brand names in the world will give you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present web space hosting market is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

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

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based site hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Problem No.1: A laughable domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here is located)
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 name)
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 becoming bewildered? We unquestionably are!

Negative Side No.2: The same mail folder setup

The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too irreparably.

Negative Sign No.3: A thorough shortage of domain management interfaces

Do we have to point out the complete absence of a modern domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...

Problem Number 4: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. Occasionally, based on the billing tool (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the devoted customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting service providers:

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