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How does cpanel-based website hosting function?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the contemporary web page hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting marketplace provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "web site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any site hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brand names across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel site hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most webspace hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Disadvantage Number One: A dumb domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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. Decide for yourself how wonderful 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 name)
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)

Are you becoming bewildered? We unquestionably are!

Weak Point Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration

The email folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.

Negative Side Number Three: A complete absence of domain name management user interfaces

Do we need to cite the absolute deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Downside Number Four: Multiple login locations (min 2, max 3)

What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web space hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Weakness Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to pick up... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web space hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting suppliers:

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