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How does cpanel-based site hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day web page hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

The web space hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present web site hosting market is... Period.

The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied most site hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Point No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
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 name)
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 name)

Are you becoming nonplussed? We certainly are!

Negative Sign No.2: The same email folder system

The mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly increase their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.

Negative Side Number Three: A total lack of domain name management user interfaces

Do we need to point out the entire shortage of a contemporary domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a major weakness. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Weak Point Number Four: Many user login places (min two, maximum three)

How about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web space hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction system (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the devoted clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number Five: 120+ Control Panel menus to get familiar with... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting service providers:

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