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What is cPanel Website Hosting?

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For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. 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 provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered all website hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Point Number 1: A stupid domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to remove completely 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 domain names are very easy to remove on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 becoming confused? We certainly are!

Negative Point Number 2: The very same email folder setup

The email folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.

Negative Sign No.3: An absolute lack of domain name management options

Do we have to point out the complete deficiency of a modern domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we want to add...

Weak Point Number Four: Many user login places (min 2, max 3)

How about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. At times, depending on the invoicing system (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is availing of, the avid customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Side No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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