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How does cpanel-based web hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

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

The hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web space hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brands in the world will give you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

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

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered all site hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to delete completely 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 quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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 name)

Are you becoming nonplussed? We undeniably are!

Weak Point Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system

The mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.

Drawback Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name manipulation GUIs

Do we need to refer to the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we want to add...

Drawback Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, max three)

What about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction platform (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the eager users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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