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Explanation of cPanel Website Hosting

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For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the present web hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200,000 "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The Website Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied all web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Predicament Number One: A stupid domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 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 getting confused? We undeniably are!

Problem Number 2: The very same e-mail folder structure

The mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.

Problem Number Three: A thorough absence of domain name management options

Do we need to mention the sheer shortage of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a major shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Downside Number Four: Many login places (min 2, max 3)

How about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting provider. At times, based on the invoicing tool (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting company is using, the ardent customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP departments to get to know... promptly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting suppliers:

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

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