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How does cpanel-based website hosting function?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current web site hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market supply the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200,000 "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The web page hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web page hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brands all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied most webspace hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Side Number 1: A stupid domain folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web server, since they all are created 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 name)
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 confused? We positively are!

Disadvantage Number Two: The same mail folder structure

The mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.

Shortcoming No.3: A sheer lack of domain management sections

Do we have to bring up the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Inconvenience Number 4: Many login places (min two, maximum 3)

What about the need for another login to access the billing, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting supplier. At times, depending on the billing transaction platform (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the ardent clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Drawback Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... promptly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the site hosting CP. It's a superb idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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