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What In Fact is cPanel Website Hosting?

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For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

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

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands in the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.

The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

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

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably fulfilled all website hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage Number 1: A moronic domain folder setup

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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)

Are you growing confused? We surely are!

Drawback Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system

The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irretrievably.

Drawback Number 3: A sheer absence of domain name management sections

Do we need to point out the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" interface at all. That's a vast drawback. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...

Inconvenience No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max three)

What about the demand for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. At times, depending on the invoicing tool (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is utilizing, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Predicament Number Five: More than 120 hosting CP departments to learn... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting suppliers:

As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...

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