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The Essence of cPanel Web Hosting

cPanel-based hosting or... cPanel-based site hosting?!?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on today's site hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market provide the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/web page hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200,000 "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The website hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web page hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique site hosting brand names around the world will give you the very same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on today's site hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel webspace hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered most web space hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Predicament Number One: A foolish domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)


Are you growing baffled? We unquestionably are!

Problem No.2: The sameelectronic mail folder structure

The mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.

Weak Side No.3: A total deficiency of domain administration GUIs

Do we need to point out the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a vast predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to add...

Negative Side No.4: Many user login locations (min two, max three)

How about the demand for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting firm is utilizing, the avid clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).

Negative Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP departments to learn... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the CP. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting vendors:

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


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