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What is cPanel Web Hosting?

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For your information, it’s good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There’s no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one…

200k “Web Hosting vendors”, all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The Web Hosting “variety” and the web hosting “offers” Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a normal person who’s not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here’s where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names around the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That’s how immense the variety on the present web hosting market is… Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50…

The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution

Let’s not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names…

Drawback Number One: An imbecilic domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that’s how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domains, please. Check for yourself how good cPanel’s domain name folder configuration 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 disorientated? We doubtlessly are!

Drawback Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration

The email folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names… Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.

Disadvantage Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain administration tools

Do we have to point out the thorough absence of a modern domain name management tool – a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains’ Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a “modern” section at all. That’s a mammoth problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out…

Weak Point No.4: Numerous login places (min two, max three)

How about the need for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration platform? That’s aside from the cPanel account login credentials you’ve been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting supplier. Now and then, depending on the invoicing tool (especially conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is utilizing, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number 5: More than 120 web hosting CP menus to become familiar with… quickly

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web hosting CP. It’s a great idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you’d better become familiar with them quickly… That’s inordinately impudent on cPanel’s side.

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

As far as we know, it’s not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too…

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