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What is cPanel Hosting?

For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present website hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same solutions: 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 website hosting market furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

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

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The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will give you the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied most website hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage No.1: A stupid domain folder setup

If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here is placed)
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)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you growing nonplussed? We definitely are!

Negative Sign No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system

The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.

Weakness Number 3: A thorough absence of domain manipulation GUIs

Do we have to bring up the sheer shortage of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" tool at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...

Downside No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, max three)

How about the demand for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (especially invented for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting vendor is utilizing, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Problem Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel departments to learn... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the Control Panel. It's a fine idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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