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Explanation of cPanel Website Hosting

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For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

200,000 "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

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

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered all hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Problem Number One: An idiotic domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 getting puzzled? We categorically are!

Problem Number 2: The same e-mail folder system

The mail folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.

Negative Sign No.3: An utter deficiency of domain name management menus

Do we need to refer to the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a considerable drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

Weak Side Number Four: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)

What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is utilizing, the avid users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).

Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to get familiar with... promptly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, 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 too...

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