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How Does cPanel Web Hosting Work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200,000 "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different hosting brand names around the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met most web hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Shortcoming Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder system

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to delete fully 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, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 bewildered? We certainly are!

Inconvenience No.2: The same email folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.

Negative Side Number Three: A sheer lack of domain name administration user interfaces

Do we have to refer to the entire lack of a contemporary domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge problem. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...

Negative Side Number 4: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting supplier is using, the devoted clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Weak Point Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting suppliers:

As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...