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What Actually is cPanel Hosting?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200,000 "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

Economy
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$2.75 / month
Executive
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$12.00 / month
 

The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the current hosting market is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met all web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Side Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 remove on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 name)
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 becoming puzzled? We surely are!

Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system

The email folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.

Weak Side Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain name administration tools

Do we have to mention the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...

Shortcoming Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum two, max 3)

How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. At times, based on the invoicing transaction platform (especially conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the zealous customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number Five: More than 120 Control Panel areas to grasp... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting providers:

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