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How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present web site hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely 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%, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The web page hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brand names around the world will give you the very same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

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

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met all web page hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Disadvantage Number One: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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)

Are you getting nonplussed? We undeniably are!

Downside No.2: The very same email folder setup

The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.

Problem Number Three: An entire shortage of domain administration tools

Do we need to point out the entire absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's an immense problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

Weak Side Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)

How about the need for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting corporation. At times, depending on the billing platform (particularly tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web space hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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