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How Does cPanel Hosting Operate?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present web hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web 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 2%! Less than 2%, note that one...

200k "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different hosting brand names around the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered all web hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Disadvantage Number One: A moronic domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 growing confused? We doubtlessly are!

Inconvenience Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement

The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.

Negative Point Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain name manipulation GUIs

Do we need to cite the thorough absence of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...

Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, max 3)

What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction system (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting corporation is availing of, the ardent customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to memorize... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting vendors:

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