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How does cpanel-based site hosting work?

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on today's hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace offer the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...

200,000 "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The site hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 web space hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present web page hosting market is... Period.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

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

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most web space hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Downside Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

public_html (here is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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 becoming perplexed? We surely are!

Problem Number Two: The same e-mail folder structure

The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too gravely.

Inconvenience Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain manipulation menus

Do we need to mention the absolute lack of a contemporary domain management interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a great problem. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...

Negative Sign No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction tool (particularly devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the devoted users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number Five: 120+ site hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting CP. It's a superb idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...