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What Does cPanel Hosting Signify?

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200,000 "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered most website hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Sign No.1: A laughable domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 growing puzzled? We absolutely are!

Downside Number 2: The very same email folder configuration

The email folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.

Inconvenience No.3: A thorough shortage of domain name administration options

Do we need to point out the thorough absence of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...

Drawback Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)

How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction platform (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting supplier is making use of, the zealous customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Problem Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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