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How cPanel Website Hosting Works

For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the present website hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

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The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Period.

The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met all web hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are set up 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder system is:

public_html (here is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you getting confused? We clearly are!

Weak Point Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup

The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.

Shortcoming No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain management options

Do we have to cite the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...

Drawback Number Four: Multiple login locations (min two, maximum 3)

How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the billing transaction system (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting distributor is using, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Weak Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to memorize... fast

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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