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How Does cPanel Web Hosting Function?

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For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all web hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Sign Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 name)

Are you getting perplexed? We surely are!

Negative Sign Number 2: The very same e-mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.

Disadvantage Number Three: A total absence of domain name management menus

Do we have to refer to the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain management platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Weakness No.4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum three)

How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is making use of, the ardent customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Predicament Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel menus to learn... swiftly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting suppliers:

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

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