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How does cpanel-based site hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the present web space hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole web site hosting market supply strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The webspace hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different hosting brand names across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met all website hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Side No.1: An imbecilic domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
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)
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 disorientated? We certainly are!

Downside Number Two: The same e-mail folder structure

The e-mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.

Drawback No.3: A total deficiency of domain management tools

Do we need to mention the total lack of a modern domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...

Predicament No.4: Many user login locations (min 2, max three)

How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the billing transaction system (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting CP departments to pick up... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting providers:

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