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What Does cPanel Website Hosting Denote?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the current web hosting market are generated by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business niche, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

200,000 "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$2.92 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$4.17 / month

The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all web hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Side Number 1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new 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 server, since 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 growing puzzled? We clearly are!

Weakness Number 2: The very same email folder system

The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too severely.

Negative Side No.3: An entire lack of domain manipulation tools

Do we have to bring up the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain management interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...

Downside No.4: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum 3)

What about the demand for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management section? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting company is making use of, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain management interface; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP departments to get familiar with... swiftly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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