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How Does cPanel Web Hosting Work?

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For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200k "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met all web hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Inconvenience No.1: A laughable domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder system 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 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)
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 perplexed? We unquestionably are!

Negative Aspect No.2: The same e-mail folder structure

The email folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.

Negative Point Number 3: A complete shortage of domain name manipulation options

Do we have to point out the sheer absence of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" interface at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...

Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous login locations (min 2, max 3)

How about the need for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting service provider. At times, depending on the invoice transaction tool (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is availing of, the keen customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Point No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting suppliers:

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

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