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cPanel Website Hosting Unmasked

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present hosting market are provided by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business segment, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting market provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200k "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k hosting firms 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 precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day hosting market is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met all website hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point Number 1: A moronic domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to erase completely 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). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 nonplussed? We undeniably are!

Negative Point No.2: The very same electronic mail folder structure

The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.

Problem Number 3: A complete shortage of domain name manipulation menus

Do we need to cite the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's a great predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...

Negative Side Number Four: Multiple user login places (min two, max three)

How about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting supplier. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing tool (principally invented for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is availing of, the keen users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to learn... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's very insolent 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? Remark that one as well...