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How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business niche, which supplies a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The web page hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an ordinary fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web space hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied all site hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Predicament Number One: A moronic domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
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 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)

Are you getting nonplussed? We unquestionably are!

Inconvenience Number 2: The same electronic mail folder structure

The email folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.

Drawback Number 3: An entire shortage of domain name management options

Do we have to cite the sheer absence of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...

Predicament Number 4: Many user login places (min two, max three)

How about the need for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting provider. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Downside No.5: 120+ web space hosting CP sections to pick up... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting corporations:

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