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How does cpanel-based website hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/site hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

The website hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 site hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brand names across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the current web site hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web space hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled most web hosting business requirements. 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...

Problem No.1: An imbecilic domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web server, because 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 name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system is:

public_html (here is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you getting puzzled? We absolutely are!

Shortcoming No.2: The very same email folder setup

The mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.

Weak Point No.3: A thorough lack of domain administration user interfaces

Do we have to bring up the thorough lack of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to add...

Weakness Number Four: Many login locations (min two, max 3)

How about the need for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing system (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the ardent clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Drawback No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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