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What Exactly is cPanel Web Hosting?

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For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are generated by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200,000 "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to delete 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web server, because they all are placed 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 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 bewildered? We clearly are!

Drawback Number Two: The very same e-mail folder structure

The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.

Weak Side Number 3: An absolute absence of domain name management sections

Do we have to cite the sheer absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a colossal downside. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Negative Aspect Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, max three)

What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting vendor. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction platform (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting company is making use of, the devoted users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Shortcoming Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting companies:

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

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