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How Does cPanel Website Hosting Function?

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For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied most website hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weakness No.1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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)
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 getting baffled? We categorically are!

Inconvenience Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration

The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.

Downside Number Three: A total lack of domain administration GUIs

Do we have to mention the total lack of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...

Negative Side Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum three)

What about the need for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is utilizing, the zealous clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).

Downside No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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