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What In Fact is cPanel Website Hosting?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel hosting offers on today's website hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

200,000 "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered all web hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
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 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)

Are you becoming confused? We certainly are!

Drawback No.2: The same e-mail folder setup

The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.

Weak Side Number 3: A thorough lack of domain name manipulation tools

Do we need to bring up the total absence of a modern domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable drawback. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Downside No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)

What about the need for another login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction system (especially invented for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting firm is availing of, the eager users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).

Downside Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting providers:

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