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What Actually is cPanel Website Hosting?

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For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200k "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered most website hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Sign Number One: An idiotic domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 undeniably are!

Drawback Number Two: The same email folder setup

The mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too severely.

Drawback Number Three: A sheer absence of domain administration sections

Do we have to refer to the total shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Weak Side Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max 3)

How about the need for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting company. At times, depending on the invoicing tool (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Drawback Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... fast

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting suppliers:

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

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