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What Precisely is cPanel Hosting?

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For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200,000 "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands all over the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met all website hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Downside No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name 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)
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 becoming confused? We undeniably are!

Negative Sign Number Two: The very same email folder configuration

The electronic mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too fatally.

Shortcoming Number 3: A sheer lack of domain management tools

Do we need to bring up the absolute absence of a contemporary domain management platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a big predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...

Downside Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)

What about the need for another login to use the billing, domain and tech support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting distributor. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction platform (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting supplier is making use of, the devoted clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to memorize... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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