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Explanation of cPanel Hosting

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For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market offer exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200k "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied all website hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Point Number One: A dumb domain folder system

If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you getting disorientated? We doubtlessly are!

Negative Side Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup

The email folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.

Downside No.3: A complete shortage of domain name manipulation menus

Do we have to refer to the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...

Weak Side Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum three)

How about the need for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management system? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting provider. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction tool (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting provider is making use of, the eager customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain management system; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Sign No.5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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