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What Does cPanel Hosting Signify?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will give you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current web hosting market is... Period.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered all web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Drawback Number One: A stupid domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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)

Are you growing puzzled? We surely are!

Downside Number Two: The very same e-mail folder setup

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too badly.

Weak Side Number Three: A complete absence of domain administration sections

Do we have to refer to the entire absence of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Negative Point Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)

What about the need for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting firm is using, the ardent clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Weak Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to get to know... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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