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What is cPanel Web Hosting?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered all hosting business 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...

Predicament No.1: A laughable domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to delete fully 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 domain names are quite easy to erase on the 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 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 domain names, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system is:

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

Are you becoming baffled? We absolutely are!

Negative Side Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement

The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.

Negative Sign Number 3: A complete absence of domain administration user interfaces

Do we have to point out the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...

Weak Side Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum two, max 3)

How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support management section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting distributor. At times, based on the billing transaction platform (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting corporation is using, the avid clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Weak Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP areas to memorize... fast

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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