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How does cpanel-based site hosting function?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the present web site hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web page hosting market furnish strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200,000 "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The web site hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different hosting brand names across the world will offer you the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met most site hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Point Number One: A moronic domain name folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 confused? We positively are!

Negative Sign No.2: The same email folder configuration

The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, praying not to fuck things up too fatally.

Negative Point No.3: A total deficiency of domain name administration options

Do we need to cite the complete deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...

Predicament No.4: Multiple user login places (min two, max 3)

What about the need for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting service provider. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the keen clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Weakness Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... rapidly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting service providers:

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