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How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the contemporary web page hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire site hosting marketplace supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200,000 "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The site hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique site hosting brands around the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel webspace hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied all hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Inconvenience No.1: An imbecilic domain folder setup

If you have two or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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)

Are you becoming bewildered? We undeniably are!

Negative Aspect Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement

The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too gravely.

Shortcoming Number 3: A total absence of domain name administration interfaces

Do we need to cite the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...

Negative Point Number Four: Many user login places (minimum two, max 3)

How about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the billing platform (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).

Problem Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting service providers:

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