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How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the present-day webspace hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting marketplace supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

200,000 "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The web page hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names across the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web site hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

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

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met most website hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Predicament Number One: A laughable domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you getting bewildered? We surely are!

Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup

The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.

Inconvenience Number 3: An utter lack of domain name management user interfaces

Do we need to point out the thorough shortage of a modern domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we want to add...

Negative Sign No.4: Many login places (min two, max three)

How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web space hosting vendor. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the earnest customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 web site hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... quickly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's inordinately 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...