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How does cpanel-based hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The web page hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k webspace hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique site hosting brands worldwide will offer you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's webspace hosting market is... Period.

The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled most site hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage No.1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful 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 name)
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 growing disorientated? We undeniably are!

Downside No.2: The same electronic mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.

Disadvantage No.3: A total absence of domain administration interfaces

Do we have to mention the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a big inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

Predicament Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum three)

How about the demand for another login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction system (principally tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain management system; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number 5: More than 120 hosting CP departments to get to know... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...