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cPanel Web Hosting Explained

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For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met most web hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weakness Number One: An imbecilic domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 perplexed? We absolutely are!

Drawback No.2: The very same electronic mail folder setup

The e-mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too irretrievably.

Problem No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain name administration menus

Do we need to mention the entire shortage of a modern domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major drawback. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...

Negative Point Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the need for another login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is making use of, the avid users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Disadvantage No.5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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