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What is cPanel Hosting?

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For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on today's web hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brand names around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

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

The strong and weak points of the cPanel Hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied most website hosting business prerequisites. 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...

Inconvenience Number 1: A moronic domain folder system

If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)

Are you becoming nonplussed? We certainly are!

Disadvantage No.2: The same email folder configuration

The email folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.

Weak Side Number 3: A total shortage of domain manipulation menus

Do we have to refer to the entire lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Point Number 4: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum three)

How about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing tool (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting service provider is utilizing, the zealous clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting providers:

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

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