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How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the whole web space hosting market offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200,000 "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web space hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different site hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present-day web space hosting market is... Period.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web site hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met all hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Point No.1: An idiotic domain folder system

If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to delete completely 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). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the hosting 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 is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 getting confused? We definitely are!

Weak Side Number Two: The same e-mail folder structure

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too gravely.

Shortcoming Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain name management user interfaces

Do we have to point out the entire deficiency of a modern domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

Negative Sign Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, max 3)

What about the necessity for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the invoicing system (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Disadvantage No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting suppliers:

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