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What Exactly 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 present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

200,000 "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel Hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Shortcoming Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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)
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 confused? We undeniably are!

Weak Side Number Two: The same mail folder structure

The e-mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.

Weak Point Number 3: A total absence of domain manipulation options

Do we have to cite the utter absence of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a big disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...

Disadvantage No.4: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the demand for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the billing system (principally devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting corporation is making use of, the eager customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Inconvenience Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... quickly

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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