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What In Fact is cPanel Web Hosting?

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For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting market are generated by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace supply the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

200k "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique hosting brand names all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied most website hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Predicament No.1: A stupid domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new 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 web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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)

Are you becoming confused? We surely are!

Downside No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure

The mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.

Disadvantage Number 3: A sheer lack of domain administration options

Do we have to mention the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...

Shortcoming Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum 3)

How about the demand for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting company is utilizing, the ardent clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Downside Number 5: More than 120 CP menus to become acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the CP. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:

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

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