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What Actually is cPanel Website Hosting?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present web hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which provides a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands around the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered most website hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage No.1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder structure is:

public_html (here is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you becoming bewildered? We doubtlessly are!

Drawback Number Two: The same email folder system

The mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too fatally.

Drawback No.3: A sheer absence of domain management GUIs

Do we have to refer to the entire shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...

Negative Sign No.4: Numerous login places (minimum two, max three)

How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction system (especially invented for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting supplier is utilizing, the earnest customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Aspect No.5: 120+ hosting CP sections to grasp... rapidly

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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