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What is cPanel Hosting?

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For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered most web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Predicament Number One: A foolish domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
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)

Are you getting baffled? We doubtlessly are!

Weak Point No.2: The very same electronic mail folder structure

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.

Inconvenience No.3: A sheer shortage of domain name manipulation GUIs

Do we have to mention the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...

Negative Point Number Four: Numerous user login places (min two, max three)

How about the need for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting company. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting service provider is availing of, the eager customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel departments to learn... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting suppliers:

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

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