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cPanel Web Hosting Unmasked

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

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

Small Business
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$7.86 / month
Flexible Business
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$12.50 / month

The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied most web hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Sign Number 1: A foolish domain folder structure

If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 baffled? We doubtlessly are!

Negative Aspect Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup

The email folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.

Weak Side No.3: A thorough shortage of domain name administration sections

Do we have to refer to the entire lack of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...

Predicament Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum three)

What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting service provider is utilizing, the earnest users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).

Downside No.5: More than 120 CP sections to get to know... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:

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