What Does cPanel Hosting Represent?

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For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/CP choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered all web hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Disadvantage Number One: A foolish domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to remove completely 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 domains are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
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 name)
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 confused? We surely are!

Drawback No.2: The same email folder structure

The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.

Negative Sign Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain management sections

Do we need to mention the complete lack of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to add...

Negative Sign Number 4: Many user login locations (min 2, max 3)

How about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting service provider is using, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Shortcoming No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to get familiar with... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting suppliers:

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

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