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What In Fact is cPanel Website Hosting?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

200,000 "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met all web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect No.1: A foolish domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because 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 name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

public_html (here is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you getting bewildered? We certainly are!

Negative Aspect No.2: The same mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.

Problem No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain name administration user interfaces

Do we have to mention the absolute shortage of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a major downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Predicament Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, max 3)

What about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management section? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction system (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting distributor is using, the zealous clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Inconvenience Number Five: More than 120 hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... promptly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting vendors:

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