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How cPanel Website Hosting Functions

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/CP alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200,000 "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied all web hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Problem Number One: An idiotic domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domain names, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

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

Are you getting baffled? We surely are!

Negative Point Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.

Disadvantage Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain administration options

Do we need to refer to the total lack of a modern domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" section at all. That's a considerable problem. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Negative Sign Number Four: Many login locations (minimum two, max 3)

How about the necessity for an extra login to access the billing, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the invoicing tool (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting firm is utilizing, the eager users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Drawback Number Five: 120+ CP departments to learn... promptly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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