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Description of cPanel Website Hosting

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

200,000 "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will offer you the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered all website hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Side Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder structure

If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how terrific 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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 perplexed? We undeniably are!

Negative Sign Number Two: The same mail folder structure

The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too irretrievably.

Inconvenience Number 3: An utter lack of domain name manipulation menus

Do we have to point out the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's a colossal predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to add...

Drawback No.4: Many user login locations (min two, maximum three)

How about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting firm is using, the eager users can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Predicament No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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