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What Exactly is cPanel Website Hosting?

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For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's hosting market is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied all web hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weakness Number One: A stupid domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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 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 growing puzzled? We categorically are!

Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same mail folder structure

The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.

Weak Side No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain name management sections

Do we need to cite the complete shortage of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a vast weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...

Shortcoming No.4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, maximum three)

How about the demand for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management system? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... quickly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting corporations:

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

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