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How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on today's web space hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small business segment, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting marketplace offer one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web site hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200k "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The site hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting option you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k webspace hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique webspace hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present web space hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel site hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled most web space hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Drawback No.1: A dumb domain folder system

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 becoming confused? We undoubtedly are!

Predicament Number Two: The same email folder arrangement

The mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to fuck things up too seriously.

Problem Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain management options

Do we have to bring up the total deficiency of a contemporary domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Downside Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the demand for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting supplier. At times, based on the billing tool (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the keen customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... fast

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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