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Definition of cPanel Hosting

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting market provide the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200,000 "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

Standard
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$6.07 / month
Professional
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$7.65 / month
 

The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered most website hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Shortcoming Number 1: A laughable domain folder system

If you have two or more domain names, however, be very careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how great 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)
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 name)

Are you becoming confused? We undeniably are!

Weak Point Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration

The mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.

Inconvenience Number 3: A complete shortage of domain name manipulation options

Do we have to point out the thorough shortage of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...

Inconvenience No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)

What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing system (principally made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the keen clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Predicament Number Five: 120+ hosting CP menus to grasp... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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