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What is cPanel Hosting?

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For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

200k "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current website hosting market is... Period.

The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

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

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered all web hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weakness Number One: A stupid domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine 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)
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)
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 growing perplexed? We clearly are!

Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same mail folder structure

The e-mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.

Weak Point Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain name manipulation tools

Do we need to refer to the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous login places (min two, max 3)

How about the need for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the billing tool (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting corporation is availing of, the zealous clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to become familiar with... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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

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