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What Precisely is cPanel Website Hosting?

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely 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 market provide the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200,000 "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

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The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met most web hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Shortcoming Number One: A laughable domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next 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 erase on the web server, since they all are set up 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 domains, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
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 becoming confused? We unquestionably are!

Problem Number Two: The same email folder setup

The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.

Weak Side Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain name management interfaces

Do we have to mention the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...

Negative Sign No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max 3)

What about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain and technical support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting service provider is using, the devoted clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).

Weak Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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