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What Does cPanel Hosting Denote?

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

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

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The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered most website hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Drawback Number One: A dumb domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here is located)
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 name)
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 puzzled? We categorically are!

Shortcoming No.2: The same e-mail folder system

The email folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when handling the email folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.

Problem Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain management menus

Do we need to cite the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast predicament. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

Problem No.4: Multiple user login places (min two, max 3)

How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the invoicing tool (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the eager users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number 5: 120+ Control Panel sections to get to know... promptly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...