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What Actually is cPanel Web Hosting?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brand names in the world will give you the same cPanel CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled most website hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Point Number One: An imbecilic domain folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to erase 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)

Are you becoming baffled? We unquestionably are!

Weakness No.2: The very same email folder configuration

The email folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.

Predicament No.3: A total absence of domain management interfaces

Do we need to bring up the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's a gigantic predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...

Downside Number 4: Many login places (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. At times, based on the invoicing transaction system (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting firm is utilizing, the eager customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign No.5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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