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How does cpanel-based hosting work?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present webspace hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200k "web site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The web page hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present-day webspace hosting market is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based site hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled all site hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 very simple to remove on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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)
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 clearly are!

Shortcoming Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement

The mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.

Negative Point Number 3: An utter lack of domain name manipulation GUIs

Do we have to cite the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a considerable predicament. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...

Inconvenience No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, max 3)

What about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage No.5: 120+ Control Panel menus to memorize... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web site hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting corporations:

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