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How Does cPanel Web Hosting Operate?

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For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace offer one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k website hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled all web hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 bewildered? We positively are!

Shortcoming Number Two: The same mail folder arrangement

The mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.

Negative Side No.3: An utter deficiency of domain name management GUIs

Do we need to mention the thorough absence of a contemporary domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a vast drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...

Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum two, max three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction tool (particularly devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is utilizing, the eager clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty CP areas to get to know... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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