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How Does cPanel Website Hosting Work?

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For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which provides a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Website 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 market demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Disadvantage Number One: A dumb domain folder setup

If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 definitely are!

Negative Side No.2: The same e-mail folder setup

The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.

Weakness Number Three: A total deficiency of domain name manipulation menus

Do we have to mention the complete deficiency of a modern domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal weakness. An unpardonable one, we want to add...

Weak Side Number Four: Multiple login locations (min 2, max three)

How about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain name and technical support management platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the invoicing platform (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is utilizing, the avid clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... quickly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting firms:

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

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