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How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting marketplace provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web page hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200k "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web site hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names across the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

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

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met most web page hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Problem No.1: A dumb domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

public_html (here is placed)
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)
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 perplexed? We unquestionably are!

Downside No.2: The very same email folder setup

The mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.

Weak Point Number 3: An utter lack of domain name management user interfaces

Do we have to point out the complete absence of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to add...

Weakness Number 4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum three)

How about the need for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the devoted clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Sign Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web page hosting CP. It's a fine idea to learn each of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting vendors:

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