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How does cpanel-based hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on the present-day web space hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole site hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

200,000 "web site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The website hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an average guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brand names all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the contemporary web site hosting market is... Period.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied most site hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Side No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed 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 located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 name)

Are you becoming confused? We absolutely are!

Negative Sign Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration

The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too fatally.

Weakness No.3: A complete deficiency of domain administration options

Do we have to bring up the entire lack of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous problem. An unpardonable one, we want to add...

Shortcoming Number Four: Numerous user login places (min 2, max 3)

What about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web site hosting provider. At times, based on the billing transaction system (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the earnest customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Predicament Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web site hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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