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Explanation of cPanel Website Hosting

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For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a normal guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Period.

The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered all web hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Predicament No.1: A laughable domain folder structure

If you have two or more domains, though, be very cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the server, since they all are situated 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 located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

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

Are you getting nonplussed? We undeniably are!

Negative Sign No.2: The very same mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.

Downside Number Three: An absolute lack of domain name management GUIs

Do we need to cite the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Problem Number 4: Many login places (min two, maximum 3)

What about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the billing platform (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is making use of, the keen customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Downside No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to learn... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting providers:

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

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