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How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the entire hosting market furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website development processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web site hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique webspace hosting brands worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's web space hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

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

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered all web site hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience Number 1: A moronic domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here is situated)
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)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you getting perplexed? We absolutely are!

Inconvenience No.2: The very same email folder arrangement

The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.

Shortcoming No.3: A total shortage of domain manipulation interfaces

Do we need to bring up the total absence of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" menu at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Negative Aspect Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)

How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction system (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the devoted clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Shortcoming Number 5: More than 120 web site hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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