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What Precisely is cPanel Hosting?

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For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present-day hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200,000 "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied all web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Sign No.1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder structure is:

public_html (here is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you getting nonplussed? We surely are!

Weak Point Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup

The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.

Predicament Number Three: An absolute absence of domain name administration options

Do we need to mention the complete absence of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Point Number 4: Multiple login locations (min two, max 3)

What about the necessity for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the invoicing tool (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting company is using, the devoted customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Disadvantage Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP sections to pick up... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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

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