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What In Fact is cPanel Hosting?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a normal fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered all website hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Drawback No.1: An imbecilic domain folder system

If you have two or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to erase fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 growing confused? We unquestionably are!

Weakness Number Two: The same mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too fatally.

Inconvenience Number Three: A total deficiency of domain administration menus

Do we need to cite the entire absence of a contemporary domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Problem Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoice transaction system (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting supplier is availing of, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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