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How does cpanel-based site hosting function?

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the present web page hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole website hosting market offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web space hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The web page hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website development processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

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

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered all webspace hosting industry preconditions. 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...

Negative Aspect Number One: A moronic domain folder system

If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 delete on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domains, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you growing puzzled? We absolutely are!

Drawback Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement

The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.

Problem No.3: A thorough absence of domain administration menus

Do we have to mention the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Weak Side Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum three)

What about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting corporation. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction system (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the avid users can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Weak Point No.5: 120+ website hosting CP departments to get to know... rapidly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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