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How does cpanel-based web hosting work?

For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the current webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the whole hosting market provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

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

The web hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting option you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace is... Period.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied most website hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Predicament Number One: A stupid domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 getting confused? We categorically are!

Problem Number Two: The same email folder configuration

The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.

Negative Aspect No.3: A total deficiency of domain name management GUIs

Do we have to mention the sheer deficiency of a modern domain management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...

Negative Sign Number 4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum three)

How about the demand for another login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support management system? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing system (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the ardent users can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the site hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting firms:

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