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How does cpanel-based hosting function?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on today's site hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market offer 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 identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

200k "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The web space hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different site hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's site hosting market is... Period.

The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied all site hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Sign No.1: A foolish domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 becoming confused? We definitely are!

Negative Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.

Shortcoming Number 3: An utter lack of domain manipulation user interfaces

Do we need to point out the thorough lack of a modern domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...

Predicament Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max 3)

What about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting provider. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction platform (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the devoted users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Weak Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...