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Description of cPanel Web Hosting

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For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market provide one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

200k "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied all website hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side No.1: A dumb domain folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how good 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 name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 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 growing nonplussed? We surely are!

Problem Number Two: The very same mail folder setup

The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.

Weakness No.3: A sheer shortage of domain administration user interfaces

Do we have to point out the absolute lack of a modern domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

Negative Sign No.4: Many login places (minimum two, maximum three)

What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the billing tool (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting company is using, the avid clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

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

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:

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

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