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How does cpanel-based hosting function?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market furnish the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...

200k "web space hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The web hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web space hosting brand names worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered most web hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Point No.1: A foolish domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, 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 hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)

Are you getting bewildered? We definitely are!

Weak Side No.2: The very same email folder structure

The email folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.

Negative Point Number Three: A complete lack of domain management menus

Do we need to refer to the complete deficiency of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

Shortcoming No.4: Numerous login places (min two, max three)

How about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the billing platform (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the avid clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 web space hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:

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