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How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200k "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The web page hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web page hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brand names all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present website hosting market is... Period.

The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled all website hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weakness Number 1: A dumb domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web server, because they all are situated 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 located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder system is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 name)
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 becoming confused? We clearly are!

Weakness Number 2: The same mail folder setup

The email folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.

Predicament Number 3: A total absence of domain administration tools

Do we have to mention the utter absence of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a considerable problem. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max three)

How about the need for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web site hosting provider. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction system (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the keen clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Problem Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to grasp... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web space hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:

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