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How Does cPanel Website Hosting Work?

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For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200,000 "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

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

The pros and cons of the cPanel Website Hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied all website hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Side No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain 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 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 name)

Are you growing confused? We certainly are!

Drawback Number 2: The same e-mail folder structure

The email folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.

Predicament Number 3: A total lack of domain management user interfaces

Do we have to refer to the utter shortage of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an immense problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...

Disadvantage No.4: Multiple login locations (min 2, maximum three)

How about the demand for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting company. At times, based on the billing system (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is making use of, the earnest users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).

Predicament No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the CP. It's a fine idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...

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