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How Does cPanel Hosting Work?

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Basic Plan

  • Unlimited Data Storage
  • Unlimited Data Transfer
  • 1 Domain Hosted
  • 30-Day Free Trial

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200,000 "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands all over the world will offer you the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered most web hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Point No.1: A moronic domain folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to erase completely 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 quite easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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 getting confused? We surely are!

Weakness Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement

The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.

Negative Point Number 3: A complete shortage of domain administration sections

Do we have to bring up the complete shortage of a modern domain management platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a great problem. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Weakness Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min two, max 3)

How about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing system (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting service provider is making use of, the zealous customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).

Shortcoming Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting companies:

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

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