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cPanel Hosting Defined

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

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

The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered all web hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Predicament Number One: A moronic domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 domains, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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 name)
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 growing disorientated? We undoubtedly are!

Disadvantage No.2: The very same electronic mail folder setup

The e-mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.

Weak Point Number Three: An absolute absence of domain name administration options

Do we need to refer to the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...

Negative Side Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum three)

What about the need for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction system (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting vendor is making use of, the avid users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number Five: 120+ CP menus to grasp... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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