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How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the current site hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire site hosting marketplace provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...

200k "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The website hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web page hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on today's web space hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered most web space hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage Number 1: A moronic domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, however, be extra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

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

Are you getting perplexed? We categorically are!

Negative Aspect No.2: The same e-mail folder setup

The mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.

Weakness No.3: An entire shortage of domain management options

Do we need to point out the thorough lack of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

Negative Side No.4: Multiple user login places (min two, max 3)

What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the billing platform (principally invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the devoted users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the Control Panel. It's a great idea to learn each of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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