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Description of cPanel Hosting

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly fulfilled all web hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder system

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are located 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
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 name)

Are you getting bewildered? We doubtlessly are!

Drawback Number Two: The very same email folder arrangement

The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the email folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.

Weak Side No.3: An utter shortage of domain name administration user interfaces

Do we need to cite the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a huge problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...

Shortcoming Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum 2, maximum three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting service provider. At times, depending on the invoice transaction system (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting firm is utilizing, the avid clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to learn... promptly

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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