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How does cpanel-based site hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the present hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the entire web site hosting market supply precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

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

The webspace hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brand names in the world will give you the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day site hosting market is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web space hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Sign No.1: A foolish domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is placed)
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 name)
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 undeniably are!

Downside Number Two: The same email folder setup

The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.

Problem No.3: A thorough shortage of domain manipulation options

Do we have to bring up the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a considerable predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...

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

What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Inconvenience Number 5: 120+ webspace hosting CP menus to become familiar with... rapidly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the CP. It's a remarkable idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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