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How Does cPanel Website Hosting Operate?

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For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

200k "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands across the world will give you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Website Hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied all web hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Inconvenience No.1: A laughable domain name folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to delete 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 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 baffled? We surely are!

Shortcoming Number 2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement

The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too badly.

Weakness Number Three: A complete absence of domain name manipulation tools

Do we have to point out the thorough absence of a modern domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's a great downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...

Predicament Number Four: Numerous user login places (min two, max three)

How about the demand for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support management system? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting company. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction tool (especially made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is using, the eager customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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