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What Does cPanel Web Hosting Represent?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. 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 market furnish the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

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

The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

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

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met most website hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Point No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 becoming perplexed? We certainly are!

Downside Number Two: The very same email folder system

The email folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.

Problem Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain management sections

Do we have to point out the total deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an enormous downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...

Negative Point No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max 3)

What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the ardent clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Problem No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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