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What is cPanel Hosting?

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For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names across the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered most web hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Point No.1: A dumb domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 getting bewildered? We undoubtedly are!

Disadvantage Number Two: The very same email folder arrangement

The mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.

Shortcoming Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain administration tools

Do we need to bring up the total absence of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...

Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous login locations (min 2, max three)

What about the demand for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoicing tool (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting supplier is making use of, the eager customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain management system; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting providers:

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

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