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Definition of cPanel Web Hosting

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200k "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly fulfilled all website hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Point Number 1: A stupid domain name folder system

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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 name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 growing confused? We undoubtedly are!

Negative Side No.2: The same email folder structure

The electronic mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.

Inconvenience No.3: A thorough absence of domain name manipulation interfaces

Do we need to bring up the total absence of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" tool at all. That's a great drawback. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)

What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the invoicing system (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting supplier is utilizing, the devoted customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Disadvantage No.5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to learn... quickly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting providers:

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