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What is cPanel Website Hosting?

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For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates a big number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

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

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied most web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side Number One: A stupid domain folder system

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to remove fully 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 very easy to erase on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you becoming nonplussed? We definitely are!

Predicament Number 2: The same email folder arrangement

The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.

Predicament No.3: A complete absence of domain management GUIs

Do we need to mention the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a gigantic drawback. An unpardonable one, we want to add...

Downside Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)

How about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is using, the keen customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Weak Point Number 5: More than 120 hosting CP sections to learn... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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