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How Does cPanel Web Hosting Work?

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For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which provides a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's web hosting market is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered all website hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage No.1: A dumb domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 getting confused? We undoubtedly are!

Shortcoming Number 2: The very same email folder system

The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.

Disadvantage No.3: An utter lack of domain name management tools

Do we have to point out the entire shortage of a modern domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Weak Point Number 4: Multiple user login places (min two, max three)

What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the invoicing tool (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is availing of, the keen customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Sign Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...

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