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How Does cPanel Hosting Operate?

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For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

200,000 "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

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

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Hosting solution

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

Problem Number One: A stupid domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very careful not to erase 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 growing disorientated? We clearly are!

Predicament Number Two: The same mail folder system

The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.

Shortcoming No.3: A complete absence of domain manipulation user interfaces

Do we need to point out the absolute shortage of a modern domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...

Weakness No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)

How about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting company. At times, depending on the billing platform (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting supplier is availing of, the ardent users can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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