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What Precisely is cPanel Website Hosting?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present web hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire hosting market supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

200,000 "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

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The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names in the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met all web hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Point Number 1: A dumb domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, however, be very cautious not to erase entirely 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 domains are very simple to delete on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

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

Are you getting baffled? We certainly are!

Weak Side Number Two: The same electronic mail folder structure

The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly fortify their faith in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.

Negative Point No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain manipulation sections

Do we need to mention the thorough lack of a contemporary domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...

Negative Aspect Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)

What about the necessity for another login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting company is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Downside Number 5: More than 120 web hosting CP sections to get to know... quickly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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