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cPanel Hosting Unveiled

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

200,000 "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands in the world will offer you the very same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Predicament Number One: A dumb domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are located 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system 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 confused? We clearly are!

Weakness Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system

The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly increase their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.

Weak Point Number Three: A total absence of domain manipulation GUIs

Do we have to point out the total absence of a modern domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...

Negative Point No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max 3)

What about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain name and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction system (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the devoted users can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Disadvantage Number Five: 120+ CP departments to get to know... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:

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