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How Does cPanel Hosting Function?

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For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel Hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all website hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Shortcoming Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 definitely are!

Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same email folder structure

The mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.

Drawback No.3: A complete deficiency of domain manipulation menus

Do we need to bring up the entire absence of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Weak Side Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)

What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting distributor. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction system (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting vendor is using, the enthusiastic users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Aspect No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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

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