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How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting marketplace supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200,000 "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The website hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all webspace hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side Number 1: A moronic domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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 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 getting bewildered? We surely are!

Drawback No.2: The same electronic mail folder configuration

The mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.

Weak Side Number Three: A total lack of domain name manipulation options

Do we have to cite the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...

Weak Point No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max 3)

What about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel site hosting company. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the devoted clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Sign Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting firms:

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