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How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which provides a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

The site hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web site hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present hosting marketplace is... Period.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met most web page hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point Number One: A dumb domain name folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to remove completely 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 very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system 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 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)

Are you getting baffled? We definitely are!

Downside Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder system

The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.

Problem Number 3: A total deficiency of domain name management GUIs

Do we have to point out the total shortage of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...

Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple user login places (min 2, max 3)

How about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the devoted users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Problem Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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