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What Precisely is cPanel Web Hosting?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on today's hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market supply the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

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

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied all website hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Point No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here is located)
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 name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you becoming disorientated? We definitely are!

Shortcoming No.2: The same email folder system

The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.

Shortcoming Number 3: A thorough absence of domain administration tools

Do we need to cite the sheer deficiency of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous login places (min two, maximum 3)

How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction system (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting distributor is availing of, the zealous customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).

Problem Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP menus to grasp... rapidly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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