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How Does cPanel Web Hosting Function?

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For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/CP option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

200k "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met most hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you getting confused? We undoubtedly are!

Weakness Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.

Negative Sign No.3: An utter absence of domain administration menus

Do we need to mention the thorough shortage of a modern domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a big inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...

Weakness No.4: Many login places (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the demand for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the billing platform (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is availing of, the ardent clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting vendors:

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

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