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How does cpanel-based website hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present site hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and 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 page hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "web site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The web site hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brand names all over the world will give you the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current web site hosting market is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met all webspace hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weakness Number 1: A laughable domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

public_html (here is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you becoming nonplussed? We absolutely are!

Downside Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement

The mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly increase their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.

Negative Side Number Three: A thorough lack of domain name administration options

Do we need to bring up the utter shortage of a modern domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Point Number 4: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum three)

What about the need for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the eager clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).

Predicament No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the CP. It's a superb idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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