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What Exactly is cPanel Web Hosting?

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For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on today's hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands in the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

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

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied most website hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Problem Number One: An idiotic domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous 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)
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 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 becoming disorientated? We undoubtedly are!

Negative Side Number 2: The same email folder arrangement

The email folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.

Weak Side Number 3: A total shortage of domain management tools

Do we have to refer to the thorough shortage of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a big downside. An unforgettable one, we want to add...

Weak Side No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)

What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting provider. Now and then, depending on the billing tool (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is using, the eager clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).

Drawback Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting firms:

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

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