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How cPanel Website Hosting Functions

For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

200k "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most web hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side No.1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 name)

Are you growing baffled? We categorically are!

Predicament No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration

The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.

Negative Point No.3: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation menus

Do we have to mention the utter shortage of a modern domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Problem Number 4: Many login places (minimum 2, max 3)

How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting service provider is utilizing, the earnest customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Point Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting service providers:

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