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How does cpanel-based site hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace offer exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200,000 "site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The web page hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web page hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brand names all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on today's webspace hosting market is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

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

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met all website hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage Number One: A foolish domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to remove completely 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 erase on the web 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 is a folder situated 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 fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is placed)
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 name)
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 name)

Are you growing perplexed? We undoubtedly are!

Predicament Number 2: The same mail folder system

The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.

Weak Side Number Three: A sheer lack of domain name administration tools

Do we have to cite the sheer absence of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...

Shortcoming Number Four: Many login locations (min two, max three)

How about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting company. At times, based on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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