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How Does cPanel Web Hosting Operate?

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For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...

200,000 "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, now 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 more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met all website hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Problem Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to remove entirely 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 domain names are quite easy to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder system 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 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)

Are you becoming puzzled? We certainly are!

Inconvenience Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement

The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.

Downside No.3: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation user interfaces

Do we need to cite the entire absence of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major problem. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...

Inconvenience Number Four: Many user login places (min two, max 3)

How about the need for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is availing of, the avid customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).

Inconvenience Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... swiftly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting service providers:

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

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