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Explanation of cPanel Web Hosting

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the current web hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200k "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands all over the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered most website hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weakness No.1: A laughable domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very cautious not to erase completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system 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)

Are you getting confused? We definitely are!

Predicament Number Two: The same email folder system

The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.

Downside Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain name manipulation menus

Do we have to mention the absolute shortage of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a vast predicament. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Sign Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min two, max three)

How about the need for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the billing tool (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting distributor is using, the earnest users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Shortcoming No.5: More than 120 web hosting CP sections to become familiar with... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting vendors:

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