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cPanel Website Hosting Explanation

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting market furnish precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200,000 "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all web hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Side No.1: A stupid domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to erase completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder system is:

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

Are you getting nonplussed? We positively are!

Weak Point No.2: The very same mail folder system

The email folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.

Negative Side Number 3: A complete shortage of domain name management user interfaces

Do we have to mention the sheer absence of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the demand for an extra login to access the billing, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting corporation is making use of, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Weakness Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to learn... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, 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? Mind that one too...