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How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the contemporary web site hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire web space hosting market provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...

200,000 "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The web hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web page hosting brands worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered all site hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage Number One: An imbecilic domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 growing confused? We doubtlessly are!

Weak Side Number 2: The very same mail folder system

The e-mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.

Weak Side No.3: An utter lack of domain management sections

Do we have to cite the total lack of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a big disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Weakness Number Four: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum three)

What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting firm. Now and then, based on the billing system (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the eager clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).

Inconvenience Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP menus to get to know... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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