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What Exactly is cPanel Web Hosting?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200,000 "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

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

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

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

Predicament Number 1: A foolish domain name folder system

If you have two or more domains, however, be very watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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 getting puzzled? We undoubtedly are!

Problem Number Two: The same electronic mail folder setup

The email folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.

Problem No.3: A total lack of domain management user interfaces

Do we need to mention the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...

Weakness Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum 2, maximum three)

What about the need for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting corporation is making use of, the keen customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... quickly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...