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How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the contemporary web space hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole web page hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200k "web site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

The web site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web page hosting brand names around the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

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

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered most web space hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Side No.1: An idiotic domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next 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 erase on the web server, because they all are located 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 located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 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 growing nonplussed? We clearly are!

Shortcoming Number Two: The same e-mail folder configuration

The mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.

Negative Side Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain administration interfaces

Do we need to cite the total absence of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" interface at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...

Drawback Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)

How about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting supplier. Sometimes, based on the billing tool (especially built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the earnest users can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Negative Sign No.5: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... swiftly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, 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 too...