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What Does cPanel Website Hosting Mean?

For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

200,000 "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on today's web hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met all website hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Drawback Number One: A foolish domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, though, be very cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since 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 name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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 name)
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 name)

Are you getting confused? We positively are!

Negative Side Number 2: The very same email folder configuration

The mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.

Predicament No.3: An entire absence of domain administration options

Do we have to cite the thorough shortage of a modern domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...

Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple user login places (min 2, max three)

How about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting service provider is using, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Inconvenience Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... quickly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:

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