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What Precisely is cPanel Web Hosting?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the current hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

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The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met all website hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Drawback Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous 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 name)
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)
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 baffled? We categorically are!

Negative Side No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement

The e-mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.

Negative Sign Number 3: A sheer lack of domain name management user interfaces

Do we have to refer to the sheer lack of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense drawback. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Negative Side Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)

How about the need for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting corporation is making use of, the devoted customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting suppliers:

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