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Definition of cPanel Website Hosting

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names across the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

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

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

Negative Sign Number One: An idiotic domain folder system

If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 getting disorientated? We surely are!

Negative Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder system

The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.

Negative Sign Number Three: A total absence of domain name management tools

Do we have to bring up the entire lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...

Weak Side Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum two, max 3)

What about the demand for another login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing system (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting distributor is utilizing, the earnest users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Downside Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting suppliers:

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