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cPanel Hosting Uncovered

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200k "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's web hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied all website hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Drawback Number 1: A moronic domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to delete fully 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 domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 growing nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!

Negative Sign Number Two: The same mail folder setup

The email folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.

Weak Point Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain manipulation user interfaces

Do we have to point out the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain management tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...

Problem Number Four: Many user login places (min two, maximum three)

What about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction tool (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting vendor is making use of, the avid clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP areas to get familiar with... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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