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How does cpanel-based hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly 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 webspace hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200,000 "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The web hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web site hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled all webspace hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point No.1: A dumb domain folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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)

Are you becoming disorientated? We doubtlessly are!

Weak Side No.2: The same email folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too fatally.

Negative Side Number 3: An entire lack of domain name manipulation user interfaces

Do we need to bring up the thorough absence of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a colossal drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...

Problem No.4: Multiple login locations (min 2, maximum three)

What about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting firm. At times, based on the invoicing system (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the devoted users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 web page hosting CP areas to become familiar with... swiftly

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting companies:

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