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Description of cPanel Web Hosting

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

200,000 "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

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The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered all website hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Side No.1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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)

Are you growing nonplussed? We certainly are!

Shortcoming Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement

The email folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.

Weak Side No.3: A complete deficiency of domain management GUIs

Do we need to cite the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's a vast drawback. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...

Predicament Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)

How about the demand for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting provider. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the eager users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to get familiar with... rapidly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting distributors:

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