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cPanel Website Hosting Uncovered

For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace offer exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)

Are you becoming confused? We categorically are!

Weak Side Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration

The email folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.

Negative Sign Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name manipulation interfaces

Do we need to point out the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...

Disadvantage Number 4: Many login places (min 2, max three)

How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting corporation is utilizing, the earnest clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Downside Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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