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How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting market furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200,000 "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The web site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k site hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the contemporary hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied all website hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Drawback Number 1: A dumb domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 growing confused? We undoubtedly are!

Weakness Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration

The email folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.

Weak Point Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain name management tools

Do we need to cite the total shortage of a modern domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" section at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...

Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)

How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting vendor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing platform (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number 5: More than 120 hosting CP sections to get to know... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting distributors:

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