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What Does cPanel Website Hosting Mean?

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For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands in the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.

The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered all web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Drawback No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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 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 confused? We doubtlessly are!

Negative Point Number Two: The very same email folder setup

The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.

Weak Point Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain management GUIs

Do we need to refer to the sheer absence of a modern domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" interface at all. That's a colossal downside. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...

Negative Side No.4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max three)

How about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is availing of, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Downside No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting firms:

As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...

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