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How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present-day web site hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offerings on the whole site hosting marketplace provide literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200k "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied all web space hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point Number One: A laughable domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 categorically are!

Drawback Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement

The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.

Negative Point No.3: A sheer absence of domain name management options

Do we have to bring up the sheer lack of a contemporary domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a major drawback. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...

Weak Point Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum three)

What about the necessity for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. At times, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the keen users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... fast

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the web page hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting corporations:

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