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How does cpanel-based web hosting function?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market furnish literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200,000 "site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The web space hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k webspace hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day web space hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most webspace hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weakness Number One: An idiotic domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder system is:

public_html (here is situated)
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)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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)

Are you growing perplexed? We clearly are!

Drawback Number 2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement

The email folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.

Negative Aspect Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name management GUIs

Do we have to refer to the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...

Negative Aspect Number 4: Many login places (min 2, max 3)

What about the need for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support management software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting supplier. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction system (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the eager customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management system; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting CP departments to learn... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, 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? Mark that one as well...