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How Does cPanel Hosting Operate?

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For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...

200,000 "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique hosting brands worldwide will give you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably met all website hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Downside No.1: An idiotic domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to erase completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous 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 name)
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 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 perplexed? We doubtlessly are!

Disadvantage Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure

The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irretrievably.

Problem Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain administration tools

Do we have to mention the sheer lack of a modern domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a big predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...

Weak Side Number Four: Many login locations (minimum 2, max three)

What about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction system (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting supplier is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Shortcoming Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to become familiar with... quickly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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