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How Does cPanel Website Hosting Work?

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For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the current hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

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

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Website Hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered most web hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Downside No.1: A laughable domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to remove 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic 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)
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 getting nonplussed? We categorically are!

Weakness Number 2: The same mail folder setup

The email folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.

Predicament Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain administration sections

Do we need to refer to the sheer lack of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" menu at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...

Negative Point Number Four: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the demand for another login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing platform (especially made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is availing of, the keen clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Drawback No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... promptly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting firms:

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

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