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How Does cPanel Web Hosting Work?

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For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the contemporary hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

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

The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied all website hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Drawback No.1: An idiotic domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 domain names, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous 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 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 name)

Are you growing puzzled? We positively are!

Negative Point Number 2: The same mail folder configuration

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.

Downside Number Three: An entire shortage of domain administration tools

Do we need to cite the total deficiency of a modern domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...

Negative Point No.4: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum 3)

How about the need for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management section? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction tool (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is making use of, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Problem Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP menus to become familiar with... quickly

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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