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How does cpanel-based web hosting function?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present webspace hosting market are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200,000 "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web space hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the current site hosting market is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel web site hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied all web hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Shortcoming Number One: A moronic domain name folder system

If you have two or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to remove entirely 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). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system is:

public_html (here is located)
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 name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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 nonplussed? We undeniably are!

Downside No.2: The very same email folder arrangement

The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to fuck things up too severely.

Problem Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain name administration menus

Do we have to point out the utter absence of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...

Weak Side Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, maximum three)

What about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting company. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction tool (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the zealous clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to learn each of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...