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How does cpanel-based website hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the contemporary hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the site hosting offers on the whole site hosting market provide exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...

200,000 "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k site hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brands worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

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

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met all site hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weakness Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)

Are you getting nonplussed? We undeniably are!

Shortcoming No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.

Negative Side Number 3: A thorough shortage of domain name administration user interfaces

Do we need to cite the absolute shortage of a modern domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Negative Point Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)

How about the demand for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management section? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting firm. Now and then, based on the billing transaction system (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the zealous users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to become familiar with... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the CP. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting suppliers:

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