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How does cpanel-based website hosting work?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the contemporary site hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. 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 whole web space hosting market supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

The web space hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current web space hosting market is... Full stop.

The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel site hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered most site hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Drawback Number 1: A foolish domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder system is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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)

Are you getting baffled? We clearly are!

Disadvantage No.2: The very same mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.

Shortcoming Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain manipulation sections

Do we have to point out the entire shortage of a contemporary domain management interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...

Negative Aspect Number Four: Many login locations (minimum 2, max three)

How about the demand for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management system? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the ardent clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Drawback Number Five: 120+ web site hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting firms:

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