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How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The web space hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brands all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present web space hosting market is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

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

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled most web hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weakness Number 1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 getting disorientated? We undeniably are!

Negative Sign Number Two: The same email folder configuration

The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.

Problem Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain manipulation options

Do we need to cite the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...

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

How about the demand for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Occasionally, depending on the billing tool (particularly tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the keen clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number Five: 120+ web site hosting CP areas to become familiar with... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting suppliers:

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