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What is cPanel Hosting?

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For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting market furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

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

The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

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

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied most hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect Number 1: A laughable domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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 growing perplexed? We absolutely are!

Drawback Number Two: The same email folder arrangement

The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.

Negative Point Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name management menus

Do we have to refer to the sheer lack of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" menu at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...

Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)

How about the need for another login to use the billing, domain and tech support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting vendor. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction system (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting corporation is availing of, the avid clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...

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