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What Actually is cPanel Website Hosting?

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For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met all web hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weakness Number One: An idiotic domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent 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 hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
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 getting confused? We absolutely are!

Problem Number Two: The very same e-mail folder setup

The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too badly.

Negative Point Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name manipulation tools

Do we need to mention the total lack of a modern domain management menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a major downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...

Weakness No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)

What about the necessity for another login to access the billing, domain and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting firm. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction system (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is utilizing, the keen clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).

Weakness Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to get familiar with... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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