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Explanation of cPanel Hosting

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

200k "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

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The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's website hosting market is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all website hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Side No.1: An idiotic domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder structure is:

public_html (here is located)
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)
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 becoming confused? We categorically are!

Negative Side No.2: The same e-mail folder configuration

The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.

Problem Number Three: An utter lack of domain name administration menus

Do we have to refer to the entire absence of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a vast drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...

Negative Side Number 4: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)

What about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing system (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the avid customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Weak Point No.5: More than 120 web hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... promptly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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