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How does cpanel-based site hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present-day web space hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business segment, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole hosting market provide the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200k "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The webspace hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any site hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web site hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

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

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled most web site hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Drawback No.1: A foolish domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you getting confused? We clearly are!

Predicament No.2: The very same mail folder arrangement

The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.

Inconvenience Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain name administration GUIs

Do we need to point out the thorough absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Point No.4: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)

What about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction tool (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the ardent customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Inconvenience No.5: More than 120 Control Panel menus to get to know... quickly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web page hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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