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Description of cPanel Website Hosting

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

200,000 "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled all web hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Sign Number One: A dumb domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domains, however, be very watchful not to erase fully 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 simple to delete on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is situated)
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 name)
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 name)

Are you getting confused? We definitely are!

Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same e-mail folder setup

The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.

Weakness Number Three: A sheer lack of domain management tools

Do we have to refer to the entire lack of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...

Predicament Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max 3)

What about the demand for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction tool (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting corporation is utilizing, the earnest users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect No.5: 120+ web hosting CP sections to learn... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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