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What Does cPanel Hosting Denote?

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For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present-day hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/CP option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...

200,000 "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brands across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied most hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Side No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

public_html (here is situated)
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 name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you becoming nonplussed? We positively are!

Weak Point Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup

The e-mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.

Weak Side No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain management menus

Do we have to bring up the thorough lack of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...

Predicament No.4: Many user login places (min two, maximum 3)

How about the need for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting vendor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing tool (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting firm is making use of, the eager customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting providers:

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

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