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How does cpanel-based site hosting function?

For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting market supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web site hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web site hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique webspace hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current web site hosting marketplace is... Period.

The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

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

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered all web page hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Inconvenience No.1: A stupid domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to delete 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domains, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 becoming bewildered? We surely are!

Weak Side No.2: The very same mail folder configuration

The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.

Negative Point No.3: An utter shortage of domain administration menus

Do we have to bring up the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a great drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...

Weakness Number Four: Many login places (minimum two, max three)

What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel site hosting supplier. At times, depending on the invoice transaction system (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the devoted users can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number Five: 120+ web space hosting CP sections to become familiar with... quickly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting corporations:

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