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How does cpanel-based site hosting function?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the current webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire web space hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

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

The hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k webspace hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different site hosting brands all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's website hosting market is... Period.

The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled all site hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Shortcoming No.1: An idiotic domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine 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)
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 perplexed? We undeniably are!

Predicament Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration

The email folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too irreparably.

Negative Side No.3: A total shortage of domain administration options

Do we have to mention the thorough absence of a modern domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...

Weak Side No.4: Many login locations (minimum two, max three)

How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support management software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoicing system (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Weakness No.5: More than 120 web hosting CP areas to pick up... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting service providers:

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