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How does cpanel-based website hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting marketplace provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...

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

The web page hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k site hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different site hosting brand names around the world will give you the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.

The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

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

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all web page hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Drawback Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to erase 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, since 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 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 getting puzzled? We undoubtedly are!

Weak Point Number 2: The very same mail folder setup

The mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.

Weak Side No.3: An entire shortage of domain administration sections

Do we have to point out the complete absence of a contemporary domain management interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...

Downside No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)

What about the demand for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction platform (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Point Number 5: More than 120 site hosting CP areas to memorize... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting companies:

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