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How Does cPanel Website Hosting Work?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace offer exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

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The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

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

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered all hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage No.1: A laughable domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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)

Are you becoming confused? We unquestionably are!

Disadvantage Number Two: The same email folder setup

The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too fatally.

Inconvenience No.3: A complete lack of domain name administration user interfaces

Do we need to cite the absolute lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...

Disadvantage Number 4: Many login places (min two, maximum 3)

How about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the zealous users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).

Downside Number Five: More than 120 Control Panel menus to memorize... fast

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:

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