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The Nature of cPanel Web Hosting

cPanel website hosting or... cPanel-based web hosting?!?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on today's webspace hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which provides a huge number of different hosting brands, yet providing the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire web site hosting market offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brands all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present web site hosting market is... Period.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all a piece of

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

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel site hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered most web page hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Side Number 1: A laughable domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how good 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 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 growing disorientated? We undoubtedly are!

Weak Point Number 2: The very samee-mail folder setup

The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.

Negative Side No.3: An utter lack of domain name manipulation user interfaces

Do we need to mention the total deficiency of a contemporary domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's a huge downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...

Drawback No.4: Many login locations (minimum two, max three)

What about the need for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting service provider. Sometimes, depending on the billing tool (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting corporation is using, the zealous clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).

Weakness Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the CP. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting distributors:

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


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