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How Does cPanel Hosting Work?

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For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the present-day hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market offer one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled all web hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Shortcoming Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the server, since they all are placed 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you becoming bewildered? We absolutely are!

Predicament Number Two: The same mail folder system

The mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.

Negative Aspect No.3: A total lack of domain name management user interfaces

Do we have to mention the total lack of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" menu at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...

Drawback Number Four: Multiple login places (min 2, max three)

How about the need for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting service provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number 5: More than 120 web hosting CP menus to memorize... quickly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting companies:

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

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