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cPanel Hosting Unmasked

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on today's web hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace offer the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

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

Unlimited Business Hosting
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$5.58 / month
Unlimited Corporate Hosting
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$9.50 / month

The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met most website hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Inconvenience No.1: A stupid domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, however, be very cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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)
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 getting bewildered? We undeniably are!

Negative Aspect No.2: The very same email folder arrangement

The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.

Weak Point No.3: A thorough shortage of domain management GUIs

Do we have to cite the utter shortage of a modern domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" tool at all. That's a great downside. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...

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

What about the necessity for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing tool (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting supplier is utilizing, the earnest clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Inconvenience Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to learn... promptly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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