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What is cPanel Web Hosting?

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

200,000 "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied all web hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside No.1: A ludicrous domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete fully 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 domains are very simple to erase on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is situated)
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 puzzled? We categorically are!

Inconvenience Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder system

The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.

Downside No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain administration sections

Do we need to bring up the utter deficiency of a modern domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a great problem. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...

Predicament Number Four: Multiple login locations (min two, max three)

How about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction platform (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the ardent users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to pick up... fast

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's extremely impudent 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? Note that one as well...