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How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which provides a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire site hosting marketplace offer the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

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

The site hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brand names worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel site hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered most web site hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Drawback No.1: An imbecilic domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to delete 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here is located)
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 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 name)

Are you getting disorientated? We definitely are!

Inconvenience Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder setup

The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.

Problem No.3: An entire lack of domain administration user interfaces

Do we need to refer to the thorough shortage of a modern domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous user login places (min two, max three)

What about the demand for another login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting provider. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing system (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the keen users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage Number Five: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel departments to learn... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the CP. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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