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How cPanel Website Hosting Works

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

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The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a normal fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands all over the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.

The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered most web hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience No.1: A ludicrous domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 name)
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 getting baffled? We categorically are!

Negative Side Number 2: The same mail folder configuration

The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.

Weakness No.3: An utter absence of domain name administration interfaces

Do we need to mention the entire shortage of a modern domain management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to add...

Predicament No.4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum 3)

What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction platform (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting service provider is utilizing, the keen clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Point Number 5: More than 120 website hosting CP areas to learn... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting providers:

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