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Explanation of cPanel Website Hosting

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

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

The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point Number One: A stupid domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 getting confused? We definitely are!

Weak Side No.2: The same email folder configuration

The email folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.

Drawback Number Three: An absolute absence of domain administration tools

Do we need to mention the entire absence of a modern domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Negative Aspect Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum two, max three)

What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting provider. Now and then, based on the invoicing system (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting provider is using, the earnest customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management section; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP areas to become familiar with... swiftly

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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