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How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present web page hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...

200,000 "web site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The web space hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brand names worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

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

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled most web space hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect Number One: A laughable domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the server, because they all are located 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 getting nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!

Drawback Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.

Downside No.3: An absolute shortage of domain manipulation user interfaces

Do we need to refer to the entire shortage of a contemporary domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a vast weakness. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

Negative Point Number Four: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)

How about the need for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting supplier. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the keen clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).

Downside No.5: 120+ web hosting CP sections to become familiar with... rapidly

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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