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How Does cPanel Web Hosting Function?

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For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market offer exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all web hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Side Number 1: A stupid domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, 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 server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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 marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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)
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 disorientated? We doubtlessly are!

Shortcoming Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder setup

The e-mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.

Weak Point No.3: An absolute absence of domain name management GUIs

Do we need to point out the utter deficiency of a modern domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...

Disadvantage No.4: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum 3)

What about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting distributor. At times, depending on the invoicing platform (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is making use of, the avid clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Weak Point Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... fast

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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