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How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the current web hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting market furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web page hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The website hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web site hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brands in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Period.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based site hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 great cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 getting disorientated? We categorically are!

Predicament No.2: The very same email folder system

The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too gravely.

Negative Point Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain manipulation sections

Do we have to bring up the entire shortage of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge problem. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...

Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)

What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support management software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction system (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the ardent clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management section; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Weakness Number Five: 120+ webspace hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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