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How does cpanel-based site hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on today's site hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small business segment, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting market offer precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web space hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...

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

The hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web space hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web space hosting brands in the world will give you the very same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day site hosting market is... Period.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered most web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder system

If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you growing baffled? We categorically are!

Weak Point Number 2: The very same mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.

Inconvenience No.3: A complete deficiency of domain name administration menus

Do we need to mention the utter absence of a modern domain management menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" menu at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Negative Aspect Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)

How about the need for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel webspace hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the earnest clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting CP menus to get familiar with... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the site hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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