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What is cPanel Website Hosting?

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For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the current web hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business niche, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on today's hosting market is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered all website hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Sign Number 1: A moronic domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 name)

Are you becoming baffled? We certainly are!

Predicament No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system

The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly increase their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.

Problem Number Three: A thorough lack of domain manipulation sections

Do we need to point out the total absence of a modern domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" tool at all. That's a great drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Disadvantage Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)

How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting supplier. At times, depending on the billing platform (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting company is making use of, the zealous users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... fast

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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