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cPanel Website Hosting Definition

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting market supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200k "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents 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. Imagine you are merely an ordinary person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled most web hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience Number One: An idiotic domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

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

Are you becoming bewildered? We categorically are!

Downside No.2: The same e-mail folder arrangement

The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.

Weakness Number Three: A complete shortage of domain name management user interfaces

Do we need to point out the absolute shortage of a modern domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" menu at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...

Disadvantage No.4: Many login places (min two, max 3)

How about the need for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the invoicing platform (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the eager users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Weak Side Number Five: More than 120 hosting CP areas to pick up... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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