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Description of cPanel Web Hosting

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For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered most web hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weakness Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name 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 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 nonplussed? We surely are!

Downside No.2: The very same mail folder system

The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.

Negative Point Number Three: A thorough lack of domain manipulation GUIs

Do we have to cite the thorough deficiency of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...

Predicament No.4: Many login locations (min two, max three)

What about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting corporation. At times, based on the billing transaction system (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting company is utilizing, the eager users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... quickly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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

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