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What In Fact is cPanel Hosting?

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For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide exactly the same solution: 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 practically no other website hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one 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 2 percent, remark that one...

200k "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

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

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied all web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Downside Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

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

Are you getting confused? We definitely are!

Negative Aspect No.2: The same e-mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.

Negative Side No.3: A complete lack of domain administration options

Do we have to bring up the absolute deficiency of a modern domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...

Disadvantage Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max three)

What about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing platform (especially conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting provider is utilizing, the zealous customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Shortcoming Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... swiftly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting corporations:

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

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