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How Does cPanel Website Hosting Operate?

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For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied most website hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience No.1: A laughable domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to erase completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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)
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 baffled? We undeniably are!

Drawback Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too severely.

Inconvenience Number 3: A complete lack of domain manipulation user interfaces

Do we need to mention the entire lack of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...

Downside Number 4: Many login places (min two, maximum 3)

How about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting provider. At times, based on the billing system (especially made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is using, the devoted clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Downside Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... fast

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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