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How does cpanel-based website hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the contemporary web space hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire site hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The web page hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary web page hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met most web hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Downside Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

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

Are you growing confused? We positively are!

Disadvantage No.2: The same mail folder system

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly increase their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too seriously.

Inconvenience Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain name manipulation sections

Do we need to point out the sheer absence of a modern domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a big downside. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Predicament Number Four: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum three)

How about the need for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the billing tool (especially invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the avid clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Inconvenience Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel menus to pick up... fast

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting vendors:

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