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How cPanel Hosting Functions

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market provide the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...

200k "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names worldwide will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied most web hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Disadvantage Number One: A laughable domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, 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 web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 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)

Are you becoming baffled? We absolutely are!

Weak Side No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration

The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.

Negative Point Number Three: An utter absence of domain name management interfaces

Do we need to cite the entire lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" menu at all. That's an enormous weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...

Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, max 3)

What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting corporation is availing of, the keen clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... fast

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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