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How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on the present-day web space hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting market furnish exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/web page hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200k "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a regular bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brand names worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web site hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web server, since they all are located 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain 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 name)
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 name)

Are you becoming confused? We unquestionably are!

Inconvenience Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system

The mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to fuck things up too severely.

Weak Point Number 3: A total shortage of domain name manipulation interfaces

Do we need to refer to the total absence of a modern domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a vast weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...

Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple user login places (min two, max 3)

What about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting distributor. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the devoted users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... fast

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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