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What Precisely is cPanel Hosting?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which generates a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

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The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names all over the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied all website hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Drawback Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new 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 web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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)
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 growing perplexed? We positively are!

Shortcoming No.2: The same electronic mail folder system

The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.

Problem No.3: An absolute absence of domain name manipulation interfaces

Do we have to bring up the utter shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Problem No.4: Multiple login locations (min 2, max three)

What about the need for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting vendor is making use of, the keen customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to get familiar with... fast

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the hosting CP. It's a great idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting firms:

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