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cPanel Hosting Definition

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business niche, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

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The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents 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 an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands around the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's web hosting market is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met all web hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side Number 1: A stupid domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
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 name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 getting bewildered? We positively are!

Downside Number Two: The same electronic mail folder configuration

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.

Problem No.3: An entire lack of domain manipulation GUIs

Do we need to bring up the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a great weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...

Weak Point No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max three)

What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the avid users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Weak Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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