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How does cpanel-based website hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present-day hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market furnish precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

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

The web site hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brands all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day hosting market is... Period.

The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel web site hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled most hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside Number One: A moronic domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous 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 becoming confused? We clearly are!

Predicament Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system

The email folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too irretrievably.

Negative Side No.3: A thorough absence of domain name administration interfaces

Do we have to point out the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a considerable drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...

Shortcoming Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the demand for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the zealous customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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