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What Exactly is cPanel Website Hosting?

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For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the current web hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

200,000 "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled most web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Point No.1: A foolish domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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)
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 growing baffled? We surely are!

Inconvenience Number Two: The very same email folder setup

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 chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too severely.

Weak Side Number 3: A complete lack of domain name manipulation GUIs

Do we need to bring up the thorough absence of a contemporary domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a great weakness. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

Inconvenience No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum 3)

What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. Sometimes, depending on the billing tool (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is making use of, the keen customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Sign Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP areas to learn... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting vendors:

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

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