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What is cPanel Web Hosting?

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For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all web hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Disadvantage No.1: A stupid domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to delete 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder system is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)

Are you becoming puzzled? We positively are!

Drawback Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement

The email folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.

Negative Side Number 3: An utter shortage of domain administration options

Do we have to cite the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" interface at all. That's a major disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Drawback Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max three)

How about the demand for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction platform (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is availing of, the zealous users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).

Inconvenience No.5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting vendors:

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

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