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How does cpanel-based hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present web space hosting market are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole site hosting market offer the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...

200k "webspace hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The web space hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any site hosting option you can select? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web page hosting brands around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on today's site hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled all web space hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Predicament Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, 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 server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 nonplussed? We surely are!

Negative Side Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup

The e-mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.

Negative Side Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain management user interfaces

Do we need to refer to the utter absence of a contemporary domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...

Disadvantage Number 4: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)

How about the need for an extra login to access the billing, domain and technical support management software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based site hosting company. At times, depending on the billing platform (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the zealous customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Shortcoming No.5: 120+ webspace hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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