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Definition of cPanel Web Hosting

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market provide the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

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The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered all web hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Point Number One: An idiotic domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are situated 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 puzzled? We clearly are!

Predicament Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system

The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.

Negative Aspect No.3: A total absence of domain name manipulation menus

Do we have to cite the utter lack of a modern domain management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...

Drawback Number Four: Many user login locations (min two, maximum 3)

How about the need for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting firm. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction tool (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the zealous clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Weak Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to become familiar with... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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