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How does cpanel-based site hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting market furnish the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/CP choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web space hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The website hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web page hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different site hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present webspace hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled all site hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Side Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely 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 very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are situated 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. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

public_html (here is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you getting confused? We definitely are!

Drawback No.2: The very same mail folder configuration

The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly increase their belief in God when handling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.

Disadvantage Number 3: An utter absence of domain name management GUIs

Do we have to cite the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" interface at all. That's a big problem. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...

Shortcoming Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the need for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based site hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the ardent users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web space hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting suppliers:

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