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What Precisely is cPanel Hosting?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

200,000 "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands worldwide will offer you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled most web hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Downside Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 easy to delete on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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)

Are you becoming confused? We surely are!

Disadvantage Number Two: The same email folder arrangement

The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.

Downside Number 3: A sheer absence of domain name manipulation GUIs

Do we have to mention the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's a major predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to add...

Negative Aspect Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max 3)

How about the need for another login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting distributor is making use of, the keen users can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).

Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to memorize... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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