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Description of cPanel Web Hosting

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200k "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic 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 upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied most website hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect No.1: An idiotic domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
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 name)
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 nonplussed? We absolutely are!

Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same email folder system

The email folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.

Downside Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain name manipulation options

Do we have to bring up the entire lack of a modern domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Downside No.4: Many user login locations (min two, max three)

How about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support management system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (principally created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the ardent users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Sign Number Five: More than 120 CP sections to pick up... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting vendors:

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