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How does cpanel-based hosting operate?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary site hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200,000 "webspace hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The web space hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web site hosting brand names all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present-day web space hosting market is... Period.

The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something 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 modish and possibly fulfilled all webspace hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are created 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 name)
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)

Are you growing disorientated? We unquestionably are!

Disadvantage No.2: The very same electronic mail folder structure

The email folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.

Shortcoming Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain manipulation sections

Do we have to mention the utter absence of a contemporary domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense drawback. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Weakness Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, max three)

How about the need for another login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web site hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing platform (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the keen customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Downside Number 5: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting service providers:

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