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What Exactly is cPanel Website Hosting?

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For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

200,000 "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an ordinary chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled all web hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weakness Number 1: A foolish domain folder system

If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent 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 remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder setup 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 name)
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 getting confused? We surely are!

Drawback No.2: The very same e-mail folder system

The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too badly.

Negative Side Number 3: An entire lack of domain name administration user interfaces

Do we need to refer to the total absence of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...

Downside No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is using, the eager customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Aspect No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel menus to learn... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to learn each of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting companies:

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

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