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What Precisely is cPanel Hosting?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one 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...

200,000 "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The web hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands around the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met all website hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect Number 1: A laughable domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to delete completely 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 domains are very easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domain names, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 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 getting disorientated? We definitely are!

Inconvenience No.2: The same mail folder system

The email folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.

Negative Point Number 3: An absolute lack of domain name manipulation sections

Do we have to cite the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a gigantic problem. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Drawback Number Four: Multiple login locations (min 2, maximum three)

What about the need for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration section? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the earnest customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Problem Number 5: 120+ Control Panel areas to learn... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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