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How does cpanel-based hosting function?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the current web space hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting market provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/site hosting CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The web site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web space hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's webspace hosting market is... Period.

The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

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

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably met most website hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Sign No.1: A moronic domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to remove 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful 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)
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 growing baffled? We surely are!

Downside No.2: The very same mail folder system

The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.

Negative Sign No.3: A sheer shortage of domain manipulation menus

Do we need to mention the complete absence of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's an immense downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...

Downside Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum 2, max three)

What about the demand for another login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting company. At times, based on the billing platform (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Drawback No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting service providers:

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