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What Exactly is cPanel Web Hosting?

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For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the present-day hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200,000 "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled all website hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weakness Number One: An imbecilic domain folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, however, be extra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 erase on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here is located)
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)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you growing bewildered? We definitely are!

Weak Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup

The email folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.

Negative Sign Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain name management interfaces

Do we need to mention the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...

Weak Point No.4: Multiple user login places (min 2, max three)

What about the necessity for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the invoicing tool (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is availing of, the zealous users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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