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How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on today's web site hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole web space hosting market offer absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...

200k "web site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The web page hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brands across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's web page hosting market is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

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

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered all hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect Number One: A foolish domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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)

Are you growing perplexed? We doubtlessly are!

Drawback No.2: The same electronic mail folder structure

The mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.

Disadvantage Number 3: A sheer lack of domain management menus

Do we have to point out the total deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Disadvantage No.4: Many login places (min 2, max 3)

What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the ardent customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... promptly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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