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What In Fact is cPanel Website Hosting?

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For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on today's website hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...

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

The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered all hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Shortcoming Number One: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 very simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)

Are you getting puzzled? We certainly are!

Downside Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure

The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.

Drawback No.3: A thorough absence of domain name administration user interfaces

Do we need to refer to the complete shortage of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...

Predicament No.4: Numerous login places (min two, maximum three)

What about the demand for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is availing of, the eager customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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