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What Indeed is cPanel Web Hosting?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Predicament Number 1: A dumb domain name folder system

If you have two or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how amazing 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)
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)
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 disorientated? We absolutely are!

Weak Side Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too severely.

Inconvenience Number Three: An entire shortage of domain name management tools

Do we need to refer to the sheer lack of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...

Problem Number Four: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management section? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing platform (particularly invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the eager clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Weakness Number 5: More than 120 hosting CP sections to pick up... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting suppliers:

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