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cPanel Web Hosting Clarified

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200k "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The web hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil 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 normal guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names across the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's web hosting market is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied most web hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside No.1: A laughable domain folder system

If you have two or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 remove on the web server, because 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 located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 baffled? We categorically are!

Shortcoming No.2: The same mail folder system

The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their belief in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.

Predicament No.3: A total deficiency of domain name administration tools

Do we have to mention the absolute lack of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge drawback. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Problem Number 4: Multiple user login places (min 2, max 3)

What about the necessity for another login to access the billing, domain and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the zealous customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage Number 5: 120+ hosting CP departments to get to know... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...