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What Indeed is cPanel Website Hosting?

For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/CP choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

Business
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
6.11 / month
Corporate
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
8.76 / month
 

The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied most web hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weakness Number One: A moronic domain folder setup

If you have two or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to delete completely 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 very easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 name)
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)
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 confused? We undoubtedly are!

Weakness No.2: The same e-mail folder configuration

The mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too severely.

Weak Point No.3: A thorough absence of domain name manipulation sections

Do we need to refer to the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Weak Side Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max three)

How about the need for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting supplier is availing of, the devoted customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain management interface; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Weak Point No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP departments to memorize... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to learn each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting firms:

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