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What Does cPanel Hosting Mean?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel CP and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled all website hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Disadvantage Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to erase 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name 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)
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 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 growing nonplussed? We positively are!

Negative Side Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.

Predicament Number Three: An entire absence of domain name administration sections

Do we need to cite the absolute absence of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a major downside. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Shortcoming Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)

How about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support administration section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the billing tool (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting service provider is making use of, the ardent customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Weak Side Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP areas to learn... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting vendors:

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