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What is cPanel Hosting?

For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire hosting market offer exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

200k "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled most web hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Problem No.1: A dumb domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name 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)
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 name)
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 confused? We absolutely are!

Weak Point No.2: The same mail folder setup

The e-mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.

Drawback Number 3: An entire absence of domain name administration tools

Do we need to cite the entire absence of a modern domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...

Negative Aspect Number Four: Many login places (minimum two, maximum three)

What about the need for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the ardent users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Side No.5: 120+ website hosting CP departments to grasp... promptly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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