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How Does cPanel Web Hosting Operate?

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For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

200k "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brands all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied most hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect No.1: An idiotic domain folder system

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name 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)
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 becoming bewildered? We absolutely are!

Negative Side No.2: The very same electronic mail folder structure

The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.

Shortcoming No.3: An utter lack of domain name manipulation user interfaces

Do we need to bring up the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" tool at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Drawback Number Four: Many login locations (min two, maximum three)

What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. At times, based on the billing transaction tool (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is utilizing, the devoted clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to grasp... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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