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How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting market offer precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200,000 "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The website hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on today's web site hosting market is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web site hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all web site hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Shortcoming No.1: A moronic domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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 getting puzzled? We unquestionably are!

Weakness Number Two: The very same email folder setup

The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.

Negative Sign Number Three: An entire lack of domain name administration interfaces

Do we have to point out the thorough lack of a modern domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...

Drawback Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the billing tool (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the keen clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration GUI; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).

Weak Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP departments to learn... quickly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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