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What In Fact is cPanel Hosting?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200k "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

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The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands around the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's web hosting market is... Period.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

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

The pros and cons of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered most website hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect Number One: An idiotic domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here is placed)
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)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you getting bewildered? We undeniably are!

Shortcoming No.2: The very same e-mail folder setup

The email folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too irretrievably.

Weakness Number 3: An entire lack of domain name management options

Do we have to bring up the entire shortage of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...

Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)

What about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (especially conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting distributor is availing of, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Weak Side Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP departments to become familiar with... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting companies:

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