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cPanel Web Hosting Explained

cPanel hosting or... cPanel-based site hosting?!?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the present web page hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small business niche, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting market provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all a piece of

Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based hosting provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered all web space hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Side Number 1: A stupid domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domains, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder system 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)

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 name)

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 name)


Are you growing flummoxed? We undeniably are!

Problem Number 2: The sameemail folder configuration

The mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.

Weakness Number Three: A sheer absence of domain management menus

Do we have to refer to the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Point No.4: Many login locations (min two, max 3)

What about the need for an extra login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting corporation is availing of, the ardent clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Shortcoming Number Five: 120+ site hosting CP menus to get to know... swiftly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, 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? Remark that one as well...


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