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What Does cPanel Web Hosting Mean?

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For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

200,000 "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met all web hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience Number 1: A dumb domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove 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 name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
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 name)

Are you getting perplexed? We unquestionably are!

Weakness Number Two: The same e-mail folder configuration

The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.

Negative Aspect No.3: An absolute absence of domain name manipulation sections

Do we need to mention the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a major predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Disadvantage Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum three)

What about the necessity for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting company is availing of, the devoted clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... quickly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting companies:

As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...

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