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What Does cPanel Website Hosting Mean?

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For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market offer one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

200k "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brand names around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

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

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

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered most web hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Side Number 1: A moronic domain folder system

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 name)

Are you getting confused? We undeniably are!

Downside Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement

The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.

Inconvenience Number 3: An utter shortage of domain administration GUIs

Do we have to cite the utter shortage of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...

Weakness Number 4: Many user login places (minimum two, max three)

How about the demand for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting vendor. Sometimes, depending on the billing tool (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is making use of, the eager users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the CP. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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

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