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What In Fact is cPanel Website Hosting?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present website hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and 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 hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

200k "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

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The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied all website hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Sign Number One: A stupid domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, though, be very careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you becoming nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!

Shortcoming Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup

The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.

Problem Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs

Do we have to point out the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain management platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a great drawback. An unforgivable one, we want to add...

Weak Side Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min two, max 3)

What about the need for another login to access the billing, domain and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting service provider. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction tool (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting vendor is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel menus to pick up... rapidly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:

As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...