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What Actually is cPanel Website Hosting?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace supply exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...

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

The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

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

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled most web hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience Number One: An idiotic domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to remove entirely 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 domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is situated)
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)
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 confused? We clearly are!

Negative Side No.2: The very same mail folder setup

The email folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.

Disadvantage Number 3: A sheer lack of domain management options

Do we have to refer to the complete shortage of a modern domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...

Inconvenience Number 4: Many login places (min 2, max 3)

How about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support management section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. At times, based on the billing transaction system (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting vendor is making use of, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Weak Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to grasp... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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