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What In Fact is cPanel Website Hosting?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, 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, mind that one...

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The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled most web hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Sign No.1: A laughable domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
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 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 growing disorientated? We definitely are!

Weakness Number 2: The same mail folder structure

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too badly.

Disadvantage Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain name management tools

Do we need to cite the thorough absence of a contemporary domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...

Predicament Number 4: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the demand for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting firm. At times, depending on the invoice transaction platform (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting corporation is availing of, the avid users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Weakness No.5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel sections to memorize... fast

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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