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How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the present-day web site hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same services: chiefly 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 offers on the entire website hosting market offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200,000 "web page hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different site hosting brand names in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current webspace hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered all web site hosting market prerequisites. 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 domains...

Weak Point No.1: A moronic domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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)
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 confused? We clearly are!

Weak Point Number Two: The very same e-mail folder structure

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.

Negative Aspect No.3: A sheer shortage of domain administration interfaces

Do we need to cite the sheer lack of a modern domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)

How about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting service provider. At times, depending on the invoicing tool (principally designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the devoted customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting CP menus to memorize... quickly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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