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How Does cPanel Web Hosting Work?

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For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met most web hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Predicament No.1: A moronic domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to delete completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic 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)
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)
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 getting disorientated? We undeniably are!

Weakness Number Two: The very same email folder configuration

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.

Downside No.3: A total deficiency of domain name management GUIs

Do we need to bring up the total deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a considerable downside. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...

Weak Point Number 4: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum three)

How about the necessity for another login to access the billing, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing tool (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is utilizing, the eager users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 hosting CP areas to memorize... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting providers:

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

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