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How does cpanel-based website hosting work?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the present-day site hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire site hosting marketplace offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The site hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web space hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web site hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied all webspace hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Drawback Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to erase entirely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 growing baffled? We undeniably are!

Problem Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system

The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too irretrievably.

Negative Point Number Three: An entire shortage of domain manipulation user interfaces

Do we have to mention the total shortage of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Negative Side Number Four: Multiple login locations (min 2, max 3)

What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting company. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the devoted users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Inconvenience No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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