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What Does cPanel Web Hosting Mean?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

Five Domains
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$8.75 / month
Unlimited shared IP
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$15.58 / month

The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands worldwide will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled most web hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Predicament Number One: A dumb domain folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). 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 located 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. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

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

Are you becoming baffled? We categorically are!

Disadvantage No.2: The same mail folder system

The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.

Downside Number Three: An entire lack of domain management user interfaces

Do we have to mention the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable problem. An unforgettable one, we want to add...

Negative Point No.4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum three)

What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting firm. Sometimes, based on the invoicing tool (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Disadvantage Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP sections to get to know... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting service providers:

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