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How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any site hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k webspace hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different site hosting brand names around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all web hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Point No.1: A foolish domain folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name 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 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 becoming baffled? We undoubtedly are!

Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.

Negative Point No.3: A sheer lack of domain manipulation GUIs

Do we need to mention the entire lack of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...

Negative Point No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction tool (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the earnest customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number 5: More than 120 web site hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...