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How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?

For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the site hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

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

The hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brands around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current site hosting market is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled all web page hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Problem Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful 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 name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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 becoming confused? We undeniably are!

Disadvantage Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement

The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.

Negative Point Number Three: A total absence of domain administration tools

Do we have to cite the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to add...

Shortcoming Number 4: Many login places (min 2, max three)

How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web space hosting company. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the ardent customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Predicament No.5: 120+ webspace hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting corporations:

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