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How Does cPanel Website Hosting Work?

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present-day hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200,000 "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered most website hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Shortcoming Number 1: A laughable domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent 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 delete on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you getting baffled? We definitely are!

Negative Aspect Number 2: The same email folder configuration

The email folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.

Weak Side Number Three: An utter absence of domain management sections

Do we have to bring up the utter absence of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...

Shortcoming No.4: Many user login places (minimum 2, max 3)

How about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting supplier is using, the keen users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to learn... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting suppliers:

As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...