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What Precisely is cPanel Hosting?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands worldwide will give you the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience Number 1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to remove 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 name)
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 getting disorientated? We surely are!

Predicament Number Two: The very same email folder structure

The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too badly.

Inconvenience Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain name administration interfaces

Do we have to cite the absolute lack of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Weakness No.4: Many login places (minimum two, maximum three)

What about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing tool (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting distributor is making use of, the avid users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number 5: More than 120 website hosting CP areas to learn... fast

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting service providers:

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