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How does cpanel-based website hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present-day site hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/site hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...

200k "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The web page hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any site hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web page hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current webspace hosting market is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered most web page hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Drawback Number 1: A stupid domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 simple to remove on the web server, since they all are situated 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you getting perplexed? We surely are!

Negative Aspect No.2: The same e-mail folder system

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too gravely.

Negative Aspect Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain name manipulation menus

Do we have to cite the thorough shortage of a modern domain management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...

Downside Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting distributor. At times, depending on the billing transaction tool (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the eager customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number Five: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... swiftly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting service providers:

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