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How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on today's web space hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting market offer the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...

200,000 "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The webspace hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on today's web space hosting market is... Period.

The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

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

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered most hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Disadvantage Number 1: A moronic domain folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are located 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name 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)
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 growing confused? We unquestionably are!

Weakness Number Two: The very same email folder system

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too badly.

Disadvantage Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain administration user interfaces

Do we have to cite the total absence of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's a gigantic drawback. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Sign Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum two, max three)

What about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the billing platform (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the devoted users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 CP areas to grasp... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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