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How does cpanel-based website hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the present-day web site hosting market are generated by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace offer precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The webspace hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume 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 page hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different site hosting brand names around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Point Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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 name)
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)
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 puzzled? We positively are!

Drawback Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement

The mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too irretrievably.

Negative Sign Number 3: A thorough absence of domain name administration tools

Do we have to refer to the entire absence of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" menu at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Negative Side No.4: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum three)

How about the demand for another login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web page hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing system (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage No.5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... swiftly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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