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cPanel Hosting Description

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200,000 "hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$8.75 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$14.50 / month

The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered all web hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Downside Number 1: A moronic domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to erase completely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are situated 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 located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)

Are you becoming bewildered? We doubtlessly are!

Drawback Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system

The email folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too gravely.

Inconvenience Number 3: A thorough shortage of domain manipulation GUIs

Do we need to bring up the total shortage of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Weak Point No.4: Many login places (min 2, max three)

How about the need for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. Now and then, depending on the billing tool (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting distributor is using, the ardent users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Weak Point Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to learn each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting suppliers:

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