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How Does cPanel Website Hosting Work?

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For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which generates a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one 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...

Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names around the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Website Hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied most website hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Inconvenience Number 1: A moronic domain name folder system

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder system is:

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

Are you becoming confused? We clearly are!

Negative Side No.2: The same mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.

Shortcoming No.3: An entire deficiency of domain administration GUIs

Do we have to bring up the utter absence of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal downside. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...

Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min two, max three)

What about the demand for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the billing tool (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is using, the earnest users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Problem No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to get to know... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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