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cPanel Website Hosting Unveiled

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on today's web hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied all website hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Shortcoming No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new 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 delete on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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 name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you growing disorientated? We doubtlessly are!

Downside Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.

Drawback Number Three: A complete shortage of domain management sections

Do we need to mention the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Shortcoming No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)

How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the billing tool (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting corporation is utilizing, the earnest users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting suppliers:

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