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How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200k "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The web space hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k site hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brands in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day site hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met most web site hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Point Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder system is:

public_html (here is situated)
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 name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you getting perplexed? We undoubtedly are!

Downside Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement

The mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too severely.

Problem Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain name manipulation tools

Do we need to bring up the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a big downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Weak Point Number 4: Many login places (min 2, maximum three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support management menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting firm. Sometimes, based on the billing tool (particularly tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the ardent customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).

Weakness Number Five: More than 120 Control Panel departments to grasp... rapidly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting service providers:

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