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How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on the current web site hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/web space hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

200,000 "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The web space hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web space hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's hosting market is... Full stop.

The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered all hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Problem Number 1: A dumb domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 erase on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Discover for yourself how fabulous 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 name)
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 becoming nonplussed? We unquestionably are!

Weakness Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup

The email folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.

Negative Point Number 3: A complete shortage of domain name management menus

Do we have to bring up the total shortage of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great downside. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...

Downside No.4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the demand for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting distributor. At times, depending on the billing platform (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Downside Number Five: More than 120 site hosting CP menus to get familiar with... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting distributors:

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