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Definition of cPanel Website Hosting

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business niche, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200k "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brand names all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered all web hosting industry requirements. In 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...

Negative Point Number One: A dumb domain name folder structure

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 refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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)

Are you growing confused? We undoubtedly are!

Negative Sign No.2: The very same email folder system

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.

Weakness Number Three: An utter shortage of domain administration options

Do we have to bring up the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an immense drawback. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...

Disadvantage Number Four: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum three)

How about the demand for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction platform (principally made for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting company is using, the avid clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Problem Number 5: 120+ Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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