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How does cpanel-based website hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

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

The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled all webspace hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point Number 1: A stupid domain name folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 confused? We absolutely are!

Disadvantage Number Two: The very same email folder system

The e-mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.

Weakness No.3: An utter deficiency of domain name manipulation tools

Do we need to mention the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major problem. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...

Negative Point No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, max 3)

What about the need for an extra login to use the billing, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing system (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the eager customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Problem Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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