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What Does cPanel Hosting Mean?

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For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present website hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel Hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all web hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Point Number One: A dumb domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

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

Are you getting nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!

Disadvantage Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement

The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.

Disadvantage No.3: An entire deficiency of domain management tools

Do we have to mention the sheer absence of a modern domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Weakness Number 4: Many login places (min two, max three)

What about the need for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing system (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting company is utilizing, the eager users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting suppliers:

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

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