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How does cpanel-based web hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the contemporary webspace hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire site hosting market provide one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200,000 "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The web site hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web space hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique webspace hosting brands worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.

The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met most website hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weakness Number 1: A stupid domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 getting nonplussed? We definitely are!

Negative Sign No.2: The same email folder system

The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.

Problem No.3: An utter lack of domain manipulation tools

Do we have to refer to the thorough absence of a modern domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...

Shortcoming No.4: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web space hosting firm. At times, based on the billing transaction platform (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the ardent customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Problem Number Five: 120+ webspace hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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