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A Description of cPanel Web Hosting

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

For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which generates a vast number of different hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting marketplace supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those in need of a hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.

The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all a piece of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based hosting corporation is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web space hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied all web space hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Inconvenience Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)

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 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 certainly are!

Drawback Number 2: The sameemail folder arrangement

The mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.

Problem No.3: A sheer absence of domain name management menus

Do we have to bring up the thorough absence of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense drawback. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Weak Side Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)

What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting distributor is using, the eager clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Inconvenience No.5: More than 120 web space hosting CP areas to learn... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting vendors:

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