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How does cpanel-based hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the contemporary site hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which provides an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web site hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market provide literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

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

The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brands across the world will give you the very same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's hosting market is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all webspace hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Disadvantage Number 1: A moronic domain folder setup

If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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)
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 clearly are!

Downside Number 2: The same electronic mail folder structure

The mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too gravely.

Disadvantage Number Three: An utter absence of domain name management user interfaces

Do we have to refer to the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...

Problem Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)

What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration section? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based webspace hosting distributor. At times, depending on the invoicing tool (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the keen clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...