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What Does cPanel Website Hosting Stand for?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present web hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

200,000 "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered most web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Downside Number 1: A dumb domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you growing perplexed? We definitely are!

Negative Sign Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement

The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.

Weak Side Number Three: A complete absence of domain administration menus

Do we have to point out the absolute absence of a contemporary domain management menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a vast predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...

Weakness Number Four: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)

How about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. At times, depending on the billing platform (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting corporation is making use of, the eager customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).

Weakness Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... quickly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting service providers:

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...