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What In Fact is cPanel Hosting?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

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The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

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

Negative Side Number One: A dumb domain name folder system

If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt 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 name)
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 confused? We doubtlessly are!

Negative Point Number 2: The same email folder setup

The email folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly fortify their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.

Predicament Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain administration user interfaces

Do we need to point out the utter lack of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a considerable drawback. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...

Negative Point No.4: Many login places (minimum two, max 3)

What about the need for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting firm. Now and then, based on the billing transaction system (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number Five: 120+ Control Panel areas to learn... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's way too impertinent 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? Mind that one as well...