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What is cPanel Website Hosting?

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For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: 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 web hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

200k "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

The Website Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied all web hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Point No.1: A dumb domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to erase completely 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are set up 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 placed 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. Check for yourself how excellent 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 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 getting confused? We surely are!

Problem No.2: The same email folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly increase their belief in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.

Problem Number Three: A complete absence of domain name administration menus

Do we need to bring up the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to add...

Negative Aspect Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum three)

What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the billing system (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is availing of, the avid clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Downside No.5: 120+ hosting CP menus to get familiar with... quickly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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