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What Exactly is cPanel Web Hosting?

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For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can select? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met most website hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple 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 located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain 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 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)
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 puzzled? We definitely are!

Weak Point Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system

The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.

Negative Point Number 3: An utter shortage of domain name management user interfaces

Do we have to refer to the thorough absence of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...

Negative Sign No.4: Numerous user login places (min two, max three)

How about the need for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting supplier. Occasionally, depending on the billing platform (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is making use of, the ardent customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Predicament No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting firms:

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

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