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What is cPanel Web Hosting?

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For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, mind that one...

200k "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brands worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled most hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside No.1: A laughable domain name folder system

If you have two or more domains, though, be very cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, 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 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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)

Are you becoming bewildered? We certainly are!

Negative Sign No.2: The same e-mail folder system

The email folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.

Predicament Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain name management sections

Do we have to mention the utter shortage of a contemporary domain management tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...

Shortcoming Number 4: Many user login places (min two, max three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting corporation. At times, depending on the invoicing system (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is availing of, the earnest clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Inconvenience Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to become familiar with... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel 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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