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cPanel Hosting Explanation

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For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

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

The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel Hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point Number 1: A dumb domain folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, however, be very careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, 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, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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 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 becoming bewildered? We doubtlessly are!

Shortcoming Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration

The mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.

Weak Side Number Three: A sheer lack of domain name manipulation menus

Do we need to refer to the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" menu at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to add...

Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max three)

How about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing, domain name and technical support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoicing transaction system (especially created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting company is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Downside Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to pick up... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting firms:

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

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