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Explanation of cPanel Website Hosting

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For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the present website hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which provides a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace offer strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200,000 "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's web hosting market is... Period.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

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

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled all web hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience Number 1: A stupid domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next 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 hosting server, because they all are placed 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing 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)
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 confused? We categorically are!

Shortcoming Number 2: The very same e-mail folder configuration

The email folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too badly.

Negative Sign No.3: A thorough absence of domain name administration user interfaces

Do we have to mention the complete deficiency of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a vast downside. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...

Weak Side Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)

How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. Sometimes, based on the invoicing system (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is making use of, the eager clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Problem Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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