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How does cpanel-based site hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the current site hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The web hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any site hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web page hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present-day web space hosting market is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered most web space hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage No.1: An idiotic domain folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are created 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 baffled? We absolutely are!

Disadvantage Number Two: The same email folder setup

The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.

Problem No.3: A complete absence of domain management sections

Do we have to bring up the complete absence of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to add...

Negative Sign Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)

How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction tool (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Aspect No.5: More than 120 site hosting CP areas to grasp... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting suppliers:

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