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How does cpanel-based hosting operate?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200k "web page hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The web site hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brand names around the world will give you literally the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

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

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered all web hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Downside No.1: A foolish domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to remove entirely 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 growing perplexed? We categorically are!

Shortcoming Number 2: The very same mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.

Negative Sign No.3: An entire lack of domain name management tools

Do we need to cite the utter absence of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast problem. An unpardonable one, we want to add...

Drawback Number 4: Numerous login places (min two, maximum 3)

What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing platform (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the site hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting suppliers:

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