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What is cPanel Website Hosting?

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For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the current website hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which provides an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

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

The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brand names worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled most web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Drawback Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder system

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to delete 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you getting puzzled? We certainly are!

Negative Aspect Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement

The e-mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.

Downside No.3: A sheer shortage of domain name management GUIs

Do we need to refer to the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we want to add...

Weak Side No.4: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is availing of, the eager clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Problem Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting providers:

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

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