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What Actually is cPanel Website Hosting?

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For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market provide precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

200,000 "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

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

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled most web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weakness No.1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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)

Are you becoming puzzled? We categorically are!

Negative Point Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement

The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too fatally.

Downside Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain administration interfaces

Do we need to point out the absolute absence of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" menu at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...

Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is using, the eager customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).

Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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