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How does cpanel-based web hosting function?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the present-day web space hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire site hosting market supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200k "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k web space hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands around the world will give you the very same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied most website hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Inconvenience No.1: An idiotic domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name 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)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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 name)

Are you growing puzzled? We doubtlessly are!

Negative Side Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup

The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.

Problem Number 3: A thorough lack of domain manipulation menus

Do we need to cite the entire absence of a contemporary domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" menu at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...

Disadvantage No.4: Many login places (minimum two, max 3)

What about the necessity for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ hosting CP menus to pick up... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the CP. It's a terrific idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting providers:

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