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Description of cPanel Website Hosting

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the present hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands around the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied most website hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside Number One: A foolish domain name folder system

If you have two or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to remove 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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 puzzled? We positively are!

Weakness No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.

Negative Point Number 3: A total absence of domain name management menus

Do we have to cite the complete lack of a contemporary domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...

Downside Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum 3)

How about the demand for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting firm is making use of, the keen customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Side Number 5: More than 120 hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to learn each of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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