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What Exactly is cPanel Web Hosting?

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For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on today's hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200k "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a normal guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative aspects 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 presumably answered most web hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect Number 1: A stupid domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed 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. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

public_html (here is located)
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)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you growing bewildered? We doubtlessly are!

Shortcoming Number Two: The same mail folder setup

The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.

Downside No.3: A thorough lack of domain administration options

Do we have to refer to the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a vast drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...

Negative Aspect No.4: Multiple login locations (min two, maximum 3)

How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is availing of, the keen users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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