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How Does cPanel Website Hosting Operate?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...

200,000 "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

Enhanced
Unlimited storage
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5 websites hosted
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$8.50 / month
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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most web hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Sign Number One: An imbecilic domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 name)

Are you growing confused? We unquestionably are!

Inconvenience No.2: The same e-mail folder setup

The electronic mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.

Downside Number Three: An entire absence of domain name manipulation tools

Do we need to point out the entire absence of a contemporary domain management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we want to add...

Negative Side No.4: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum three)

How about the demand for another login to use the billing, domain and tech support administration section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the billing system (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting provider is making use of, the avid clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).

Downside Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP areas to memorize... swiftly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting companies:

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