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What is cPanel Web Hosting?

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For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

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

The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered all website hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Disadvantage No.1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to erase fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
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 becoming disorientated? We certainly are!

Inconvenience Number Two: The very same mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.

Shortcoming Number Three: A complete shortage of domain management sections

Do we need to mention the utter shortage of a modern domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a vast downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...

Predicament Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max three)

How about the need for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting corporation. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction system (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is utilizing, the avid clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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