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How does cpanel-based hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web page hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brand names worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present-day site hosting marketplace is... Period.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel webspace hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered most site hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Disadvantage Number 1: A stupid domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 very simple to erase on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system 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)

Are you getting bewildered? We definitely are!

Negative Point Number Two: The same email folder structure

The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.

Weak Side Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain name administration GUIs

Do we need to point out the entire absence of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a big disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we want to add...

Shortcoming Number 4: Many login locations (min two, maximum three)

How about the need for another login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting suppliers:

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