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What Does cPanel Web Hosting Signify?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the current web hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...

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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered all website hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder setup

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

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

Are you growing confused? We unquestionably are!

Negative Side Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement

The mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.

Weak Point Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain name manipulation menus

Do we need to point out the entire absence of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a huge predicament. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...

Predicament Number 4: Many login places (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting provider. At times, depending on the billing system (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting provider is using, the earnest customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Downside Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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