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How does cpanel-based website hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present-day web site hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting market furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...

200,000 "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

The web hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on today's hosting market is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered all web space hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side Number One: A laughable domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because 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 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 domain names, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 becoming bewildered? We categorically are!

Weak Point Number Two: The same e-mail folder system

The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.

Drawback Number Three: A complete absence of domain manipulation user interfaces

Do we have to bring up the utter absence of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a considerable predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...

Inconvenience Number 4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum 3)

What about the demand for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing platform (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).

Drawback Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP areas to get familiar with... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the CP. It's a fantastic idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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