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What Does cPanel Website Hosting Mean?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the current web hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...

200,000 "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Period.

The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled most web hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Shortcoming Number 1: A foolish domain folder system

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder setup is: public_html (here is located) public_html/my-family (a folder part of public_html/ (an add-on domain name) public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of public_html/ (an add-on domain name) public_html/ (an add-on domain) public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of public_html/ (an add-on domain) public_html/rebeka (a folder part of public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain) Are you becoming nonplussed? We clearly are!

Negative Side No.2: The same e-mail folder structure

The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.

Negative Sign No.3: A total lack of domain name administration menus

Do we have to refer to the utter deficiency of a modern domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...

Negative Point Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)

What about the need for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting provider. Now and then, based on the billing system (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is using, the ardent customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Shortcoming No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to get familiar with... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side. With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting distributors: As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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