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What Does cPanel Website Hosting Signify?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200k "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to 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 merely an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably fulfilled most web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Disadvantage Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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 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 becoming confused? We doubtlessly are!

Weak Side Number Two: The same e-mail folder configuration

The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.

Problem Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain name management interfaces

Do we need to refer to the entire lack of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" menu at all. That's an immense problem. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...

Negative Aspect No.4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)

What about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting vendor is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Predicament Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP departments to get familiar with... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting companies:

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...