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How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting marketplace provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The webspace hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique site hosting brand names worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present-day web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

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

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based site hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied most web page hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect Number One: A stupid domain folder system

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to remove fully 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 domains are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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)
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 growing baffled? We positively are!

Weak Side No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system

The mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.

Weakness Number Three: A total deficiency of domain manipulation user interfaces

Do we need to bring up the total shortage of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...

Predicament Number Four: Many user login locations (min two, max 3)

How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support management tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the earnest users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management software; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting service providers:

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