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What Exactly is cPanel Hosting?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on today's hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business segment, which provides a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200k "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled all web hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Sign No.1: A ludicrous domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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)
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 becoming confused? We positively are!

Weak Point Number 2: The same mail folder system

The mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.

Negative Side Number Three: A thorough absence of domain name management user interfaces

Do we need to mention the total lack of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a considerable predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

Downside Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, max 3)

How about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting company. Now and then, based on the invoicing system (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting service provider is using, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).

Negative Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to pick up... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the Control Panel. It's a fine idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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