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cPanel Web Hosting Clarified

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the present-day hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same services: chiefly 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 whole web hosting market offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

200,000 "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

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The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's web hosting market is... Period.

The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied most web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Predicament Number One: A moronic domain name folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 name)

Are you becoming confused? We surely are!

Negative Sign No.2: The same mail folder setup

The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly increase their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.

Downside No.3: A complete lack of domain name manipulation menus

Do we have to bring up the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal problem. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Downside No.4: Numerous login places (min two, max 3)

How about the demand for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting distributor is using, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Problem No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting providers:

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