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What Exactly is cPanel Hosting?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200,000 "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current website hosting market is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

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

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met most web hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Predicament Number 1: A moronic domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you growing puzzled? We undeniably are!

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

The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.

Negative Point No.3: A complete shortage of domain name management menus

Do we have to bring up the sheer deficiency of a modern domain management platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big downside. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...

Disadvantage Number Four: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum three)

What about the need for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the ardent users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Problem No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:

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