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cPanel Web Hosting Clarified

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For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only a 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, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands all over the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered all web hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Sign No.1: A stupid domain folder structure

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 becoming puzzled? We doubtlessly are!

Problem No.2: The very same mail folder setup

The mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their faith in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.

Weak Point Number 3: A thorough lack of domain name management interfaces

Do we have to point out the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...

Predicament No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)

How about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is making use of, the keen users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).

Downside Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty CP areas to become familiar with... quickly

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting suppliers:

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

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