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What is cPanel Hosting?

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

200,000 "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

Business
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$5.49 / month
Corporate
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$8.20 / month
 

The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered all hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect No.1: A dumb domain folder structure

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web 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 located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how amazing 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 name)
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)
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 name)

Are you becoming puzzled? We definitely are!

Weak Side Number Two: The very same email folder system

The mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.

Predicament Number 3: An utter shortage of domain manipulation tools

Do we have to refer to the complete lack of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" menu at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...

Predicament Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)

What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the billing platform (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting company is utilizing, the keen users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Inconvenience Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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