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What Actually 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 offerings on the present-day website hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

200k "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are just a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

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

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered most web hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Disadvantage No.1: A laughable domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to delete completely 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 quite simple to erase on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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 confused? We certainly are!

Predicament No.2: The same electronic mail folder structure

The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too severely.

Negative Point Number Three: A complete shortage of domain management menus

Do we need to refer to the total lack of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...

Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max 3)

What about the demand for another login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is utilizing, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... promptly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting CP. It's a fine idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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