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What Does cPanel Website Hosting Mean?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on today's hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which generates a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200k "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The web hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names across the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered all hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect No.1: A foolish domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain)
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 puzzled? We undoubtedly are!

Negative Aspect No.2: The very same email folder setup

The email folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.

Problem No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain name management menus

Do we need to point out the total absence of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" interface at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...

Drawback No.4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, max 3)

What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the eager users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Weak Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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