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How does cpanel-based site hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting marketplace offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...

200k "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The site hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on today's hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled most web site hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Disadvantage No.1: A foolish domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete 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 domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how great 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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 becoming confused? We undoubtedly are!

Negative Sign Number Two: The same email folder configuration

The mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.

Inconvenience Number 3: A total shortage of domain administration GUIs

Do we have to mention the total shortage of a contemporary domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Downside Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the demand for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the zealous clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Weak Point No.5: 120+ CP sections to grasp... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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