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How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the contemporary site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the entire web space hosting marketplace supply strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200,000 "site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current web page hosting market is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered all web page hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weakness Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name 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 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 name)

Are you becoming bewildered? We surely are!

Weakness Number Two: The very same email folder setup

The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.

Negative Point No.3: A complete shortage of domain management sections

Do we have to bring up the entire absence of a contemporary domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we want to add...

Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)

How about the need for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction tool (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the zealous customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Predicament Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel areas to learn... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting suppliers:

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...