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Description of cPanel Web Hosting

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. 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 single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200,000 "hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of fortune. 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 sides of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met most website hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point Number One: An idiotic domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
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 getting disorientated? We absolutely are!

Weak Point No.2: The same e-mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.

Disadvantage Number Three: An entire lack of domain name manipulation tools

Do we need to refer to the entire absence of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's a colossal problem. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...

Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple login places (min 2, max three)

How about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the invoicing system (principally designed for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting company is utilizing, the eager users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Weak Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty CP areas to get to know... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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