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cPanel Website Hosting Disclosed

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

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Unlimited storage
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30-Day Free Trial
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The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge 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 sides of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met all website hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect No.1: A moronic domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to delete fully 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 domains are very simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how good 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)
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 baffled? We doubtlessly are!

Predicament No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement

The email folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.

Drawback No.3: An entire shortage of domain manipulation GUIs

Do we have to cite the total shortage of a contemporary domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...

Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple user login places (min two, max three)

What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoicing system (especially conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting corporation is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).

Negative Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to learn... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting providers:

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...