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What Exactly is cPanel Website Hosting?

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For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands in the world will give you literally the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel Website Hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied most website hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Predicament Number 1: A dumb domain name folder system

If you have two or more domains, however, be very cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 confused? We undoubtedly are!

Negative Sign Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement

The mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.

Problem No.3: An utter shortage of domain manipulation sections

Do we have to bring up the complete absence of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...

Negative Point Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)

What about the need for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing tool (especially invented for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is availing of, the zealous customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Weak Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to learn each of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:

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

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