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How does cpanel-based web hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on today's web hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which provides a big number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

200,000 "site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The web page hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an average person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web space hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brands in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary hosting market is... Period.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met all web hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weakness Number One: An imbecilic domain folder system

If you have two or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 domain names, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain)
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 puzzled? We unquestionably are!

Negative Side No.2: The very same e-mail folder system

The mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too severely.

Downside Number 3: A complete absence of domain name management sections

Do we have to mention the entire shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's a colossal problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max 3)

What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).

Inconvenience Number 5: More than 120 website hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting providers:

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