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cPanel Hosting Definition

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace offer one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names in the world will give you literally the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered all website hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Drawback Number 1: A laughable domain folder system

If you have two or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent 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 web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here is placed)
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 growing confused? We definitely are!

Weakness Number Two: The same e-mail folder structure

The e-mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.

Problem No.3: A total shortage of domain manipulation tools

Do we need to point out the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's a considerable drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...

Disadvantage Number Four: Numerous user login places (min 2, max three)

How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting vendor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the keen clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to get familiar with... quickly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...