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What is cPanel Web Hosting?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting market provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all web hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Sign Number 1: A laughable domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new 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 erase on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 domains, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure is:

public_html (here is placed)
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)
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 name)

Are you becoming puzzled? We categorically are!

Weakness No.2: The same email folder system

The email folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.

Negative Sign Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name management interfaces

Do we need to bring up the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Disadvantage Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)

What about the need for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing system (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the ardent customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... swiftly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting firms:

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