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How does cpanel-based web hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on the present-day hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business segment, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market offer strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The webspace hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web page hosting brands all over the world will offer 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 big the assortment on the present web page hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

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

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled all webspace hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Disadvantage Number One: An idiotic domain name folder system

If you have two or more domains, however, be very attentive not to erase 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 remove on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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 getting confused? We absolutely are!

Weak Side No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup

The mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.

Inconvenience No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain name administration interfaces

Do we need to refer to the entire shortage of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a considerable predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...

Problem Number Four: Many login places (min two, maximum three)

What about the need for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web space hosting company. At times, based on the invoice transaction system (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage Number Five: More than 120 webspace hosting CP menus to get to know... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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