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How does cpanel-based hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole site hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web page hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

The web hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting option you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different hosting brand names all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web space hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered all hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Point Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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 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 nonplussed? We surely are!

Negative Point Number 2: The very same email folder configuration

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.

Drawback No.3: A complete lack of domain management sections

Do we need to mention the sheer lack of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a colossal drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...

Negative Sign Number 4: Many login locations (min 2, max three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support management menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based webspace hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the avid users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Shortcoming Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... promptly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting distributors:

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