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How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present-day webspace hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The web site hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brand names worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current website hosting market is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel site hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met all web space hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point No.1: A dumb domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, however, be very cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 becoming bewildered? We doubtlessly are!

Disadvantage Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration

The email folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.

Inconvenience Number Three: A thorough lack of domain administration GUIs

Do we need to mention the thorough deficiency of a modern domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Sign Number 4: Many login locations (min two, max three)

How about the demand for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction system (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the avid users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Inconvenience No.5: More than 120 web page hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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