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What Precisely is cPanel Web Hosting?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market provide the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most website hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Point Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely 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 domains are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)

Are you becoming baffled? We unquestionably are!

Weak Point Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder system

The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too fatally.

Problem Number Three: A thorough absence of domain name administration menus

Do we have to mention the total shortage of a modern domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Downside No.4: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum three)

What about the need for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting corporation is making use of, the keen users can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).

Disadvantage Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the CP. It's a remarkable idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting firms:

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