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What Precisely is cPanel Web Hosting?

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For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

200,000 "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's website hosting market is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met all hosting market demands. To cut a long story 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 arrangement

If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to erase completely 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 very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 disorientated? We absolutely are!

Problem Number Two: The same mail folder setup

The email folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.

Downside Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain name manipulation tools

Do we have to bring up the total deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Weak Point No.4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum three)

How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is availing of, the keen users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to pick up... rapidly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting corporations:

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

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