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cPanel Web Hosting Explanation

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

200,000 "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

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The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied all web hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Inconvenience No.1: An idiotic domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to erase fully 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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)

Are you getting confused? We undoubtedly are!

Shortcoming Number 2: The very same mail folder structure

The email folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.

Negative Side No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain name administration interfaces

Do we have to bring up the thorough absence of a modern domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an immense weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, max three)

What about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... quickly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting distributors:

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