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How Does cPanel Website Hosting Function?

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For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200,000 "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered all web hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience Number 1: A laughable domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 becoming confused? We undeniably are!

Weak Point No.2: The very same e-mail folder setup

The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.

Problem No.3: An absolute shortage of domain name management interfaces

Do we need to bring up the complete shortage of a modern domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" interface at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Side No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max 3)

How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction tool (especially invented for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is using, the keen clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Side Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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