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How cPanel Hosting Functions

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

200k "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

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The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an average chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event 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 merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered all web hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Sign No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here is placed)
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 name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you growing baffled? We certainly are!

Predicament Number Two: The same e-mail folder structure

The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.

Negative Point Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain manipulation sections

Do we have to point out the complete deficiency of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a big shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we want to add...

Problem Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)

What about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting distributor. At times, depending on the invoicing platform (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting service provider is availing of, the devoted customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).

Drawback Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP menus to get familiar with... fast

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting suppliers:

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