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How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire hosting market supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200,000 "web space hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The web site hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web site hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present web space hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience Number 1: A dumb domain folder system

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 becoming disorientated? We surely are!

Weakness No.2: The very same email folder arrangement

The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.

Negative Aspect No.3: An absolute lack of domain name management GUIs

Do we need to point out the complete absence of a contemporary domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Side Number Four: Multiple login locations (min 2, maximum three)

How about the demand for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting corporation. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction tool (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the ardent customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 web site hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... swiftly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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