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What Exactly is cPanel Hosting?

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For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

200k "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

The Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands across the world will give you literally the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably covered most web hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Problem Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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)

Are you becoming bewildered? We undeniably are!

Disadvantage No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too fatally.

Predicament Number Three: A thorough absence of domain manipulation options

Do we need to cite the absolute deficiency of a modern domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An unforgettable one, we want to add...

Weak Point Number Four: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the billing system (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting corporation is availing of, the eager customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Sign No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... fast

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting companies:

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

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