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What Precisely is cPanel Website Hosting?

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For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market provide the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names across the world will offer you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Website Hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied all web hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Side Number One: A dumb domain folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
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 bewildered? We definitely are!

Negative Point No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system

The email folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly increase their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too badly.

Weak Side No.3: A complete absence of domain name management menus

Do we need to point out the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...

Shortcoming No.4: Many login locations (min 2, max 3)

What about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting firms:

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

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