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What Precisely is cPanel Hosting?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace offer the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

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The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied most website hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Problem Number One: A moronic domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful 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)
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 name)
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 nonplussed? We surely are!

Negative Side Number Two: The same email folder system

The email folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.

Weak Point No.3: A complete absence of domain name manipulation interfaces

Do we have to point out the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...

Problem No.4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, max 3)

How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting supplier. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the earnest users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Weakness Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to learn... quickly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:

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