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The Nature of cPanel Web Hosting

cPanel website hosting or... cPanel-based site hosting?!?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which supplies an immense number of different hosting trademarks, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who demand a hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

200,000 "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The site hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 site hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's hosting market is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all a piece of

Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most website hosting market prerequisites. 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 Side Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain 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)


Are you growing disorientated? We undoubtedly are!

Negative Aspect No.2: The very samemail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their faith in God when managing the email folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.

Problem No.3: An utter deficiency of domain name management tools

Do we need to refer to the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge drawback. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...

Drawback No.4: Many login places (minimum two, maximum three)

How about the demand for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction system (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting service provider is utilizing, the zealous users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Point Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... promptly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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


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