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What Does cPanel Hosting Denote?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

200,000 "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied most website hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder setup

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here is situated)
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 name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you becoming bewildered? We undoubtedly are!

Disadvantage No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup

The email folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.

Negative Side Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation sections

Do we need to point out the sheer absence of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...

Negative Point Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)

What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction platform (especially built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting vendor is using, the eager customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).

Inconvenience No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... fast

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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