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What Precisely is cPanel Web Hosting?

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For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole hosting market provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

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

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied most website hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Drawback Number 1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 delete on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 becoming confused? We unquestionably are!

Weak Side Number 2: The very same e-mail folder system

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.

Shortcoming No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain administration sections

Do we need to point out the complete lack of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a major problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...

Negative Sign No.4: Many user login places (min two, max 3)

What about the need for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (especially built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is using, the avid clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Negative Sign Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP areas to get to know... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting distributors:

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

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