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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 contemporary website hosting market are provided by a very insignificant business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

200k "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled most web hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point Number One: A foolish domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 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)

Are you becoming perplexed? We unquestionably are!

Weakness No.2: The same email folder setup

The mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.

Predicament Number Three: A sheer lack of domain manipulation menus

Do we have to cite the sheer shortage of a modern domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we want to add...

Predicament No.4: Multiple login places (minimum two, max 3)

How about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is using, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Point Number 5: More than 120 hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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