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How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present web site hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The website hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different site hosting brand names across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered all web space hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point Number One: An imbecilic domain folder structure

If you have two or more domains, however, be very watchful not to remove completely 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 domains are quite simple to remove on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here is placed)
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)
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 name)

Are you becoming confused? We positively are!

Negative Aspect Number Two: The same mail folder setup

The email folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.

Problem Number 3: An utter shortage of domain name administration sections

Do we need to mention the entire deficiency of a modern domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...

Weak Point Number 4: Many user login locations (min two, max 3)

What about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting supplier. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the keen users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Sign Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP departments to get to know... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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