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How cPanel Hosting Works

For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

200k "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

Corporate
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The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered all hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 becoming baffled? We undeniably are!

Problem Number 2: The same mail folder structure

The mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too fatally.

Weak Side No.3: A total absence of domain name manipulation interfaces

Do we need to mention the complete shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...

Weakness Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min two, max three)

What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the billing transaction platform (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting firm is availing of, the devoted clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Disadvantage Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP sections to become familiar with... fast

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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