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How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace offer precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

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

The web site hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different site hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.

The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel site hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered most web site hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Problem Number One: An idiotic domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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)

Are you growing baffled? We undeniably are!

Negative Aspect Number 2: The same mail folder setup

The mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.

Weak Side No.3: An entire lack of domain name management menus

Do we have to mention the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" menu at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...

Downside Number Four: Numerous user login places (min two, max three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing system (principally tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the zealous clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number 5: More than 120 web space hosting CP sections to grasp... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web page hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting corporations:

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