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What Indeed is cPanel Web Hosting?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current web hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

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The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met most web hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Point No.1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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)
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 growing confused? We absolutely are!

Negative Sign Number Two: The very same email folder system

The mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.

Drawback Number 3: A thorough absence of domain name management sections

Do we need to mention the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Negative Sign No.4: Many user login locations (min 2, max 3)

How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the earnest clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP departments to learn... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting distributors:

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