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What Does cPanel Web Hosting Stand for?

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For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market furnish the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

200k "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied all website hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Side Number 1: A stupid domain folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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)
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 growing perplexed? We undoubtedly are!

Downside Number Two: The same e-mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.

Negative Sign Number 3: A total absence of domain name manipulation user interfaces

Do we need to cite the total deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense downside. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Shortcoming No.4: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum three)

What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing tool (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is utilizing, the earnest customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Weak Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting providers:

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

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