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How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole site hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The web site hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 site hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current web site hosting market is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied all webspace hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Side Number 1: A foolish domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
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)
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 becoming confused? We definitely are!

Negative Sign Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder system

The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.

Disadvantage Number 3: An utter shortage of domain manipulation tools

Do we need to cite the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

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

What about the need for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain and technical 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 firm. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the avid customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).

Weak Point Number 5: 120+ web page hosting CP departments to pick up... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web page hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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