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How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the current hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web space hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The site hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 web space hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present webspace hosting market is... Period.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered most web page hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Downside Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how great 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)
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 getting puzzled? We doubtlessly are!

Negative Aspect Number 2: The same electronic mail folder structure

The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too irretrievably.

Negative Sign Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain name manipulation GUIs

Do we need to bring up the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a great predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Problem Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)

How about the need for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the ardent clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage Number 5: 120+ hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting corporations:

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