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What Actually is cPanel Web Hosting?

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For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

200k "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to 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 merely a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Downside Number 1: A moronic domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 becoming confused? We positively are!

Weakness Number 2: The same mail folder configuration

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.

Negative Aspect Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name administration options

Do we need to bring up the total shortage of a contemporary domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a big weakness. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...

Problem Number 4: Many user login places (minimum 2, max 3)

How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is availing of, the earnest customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Predicament Number 5: More than 120 website hosting CP menus to pick up... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, 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? Mark that one as well...

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