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What Precisely is cPanel Website Hosting?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present web hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

200,000 "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Period.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met all website hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect No.1: A foolish domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 confused? We doubtlessly are!

Negative Sign No.2: The same mail folder configuration

The mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.

Problem No.3: A thorough lack of domain name manipulation user interfaces

Do we have to bring up the utter absence of a contemporary domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an immense problem. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Sign No.4: Multiple login locations (min 2, max three)

How about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support administration section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is availing of, the eager users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Disadvantage Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the CP. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting suppliers:

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