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How does cpanel-based website hosting function?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the current web space hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small business segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting marketplace provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

200k "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brand names around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered most web site hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage Number One: An idiotic domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed 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 located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous 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)
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 becoming puzzled? We absolutely are!

Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement

The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too badly.

Disadvantage No.3: A thorough absence of domain manipulation sections

Do we have to cite the complete lack of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" interface at all. That's a major problem. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel site hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the invoicing system (particularly developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the devoted clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Predicament Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... rapidly

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the CP. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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