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How Does cPanel Hosting Work?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200,000 "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just a regular guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered most hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder system

If you have two or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to remove fully 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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)
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 becoming baffled? We unquestionably are!

Negative Sign No.2: The very same mail folder setup

The email folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.

Downside Number Three: A complete absence of domain name manipulation tools

Do we need to bring up the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to add...

Negative Point Number Four: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum three)

How about the need for an additional login to use the billing, domain and technical support management platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting firm. Sometimes, based on the billing tool (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting company is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel menus to learn... quickly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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