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What Precisely is cPanel Hosting?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

200k "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

Business
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The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different hosting brand names across the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met all website hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Predicament No.1: A stupid domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 name)

Are you becoming baffled? We certainly are!

Disadvantage Number 2: The same e-mail folder system

The electronic mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly fortify their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.

Drawback Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain administration sections

Do we need to refer to the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...

Predicament No.4: Numerous user login locations (min two, max 3)

How about the need for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the billing platform (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... quickly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting suppliers:

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