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Explanation of cPanel Website Hosting

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current web hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

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The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met most web hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect Number 1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to remove entirely 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 domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is placed)
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)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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)

Are you getting bewildered? We undeniably are!

Negative Point No.2: The very same mail folder setup

The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.

Negative Sign Number 3: An utter shortage of domain administration tools

Do we have to mention the sheer absence of a modern domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" interface at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...

Problem Number 4: Multiple login locations (min 2, max 3)

What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management system? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the billing system (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the keen clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Sign Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to become familiar with... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting firms:

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


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