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How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the present webspace hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which generates a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the entire hosting market supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/CP choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...

200k "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The web space hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brands around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day web site hosting marketplace is... Period.

The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

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

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel site hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled most hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Disadvantage No.1: A foolish domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 disorientated? We clearly are!

Negative Point Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement

The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.

Disadvantage Number 3: A total shortage of domain administration menus

Do we have to mention the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to add...

Downside Number Four: Many user login locations (min two, max three)

How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the billing platform (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the avid clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the site hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting vendors:

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