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What is cPanel Website Hosting?

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current web hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire hosting market provide one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are just a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k website hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered most web hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Problem Number One: A laughable domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here is located)
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)
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 name)

Are you becoming nonplussed? We positively are!

Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same email folder system

The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.

Inconvenience Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain manipulation interfaces

Do we need to refer to the total shortage of a modern domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

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

What about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting provider. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction platform (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting vendor is making use of, the ardent users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting vendors:

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