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How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the present-day webspace hosting market are generated by a very insignificant business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. 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 supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

200,000 "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

The web hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brands all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met all website hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Side Number One: An idiotic domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to delete fully 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 easy 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 name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 name)

Are you growing bewildered? We doubtlessly are!

Predicament No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup

The mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.

Negative Aspect Number 3: A complete shortage of domain name administration user interfaces

Do we have to point out the total absence of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...

Negative Side No.4: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum three)

How about the need for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web space hosting vendor. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction system (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Weak Side Number Five: 120+ hosting CP menus to pick up... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting vendors:

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