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A Description of cPanel Web Hosting

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

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web site hosting offerings on the current hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small business segment, which furnishes a huge number of different hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting marketplace supply strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The web site hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k web site hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all a piece of

Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based hosting vendor is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel webspace hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied all web site hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Drawback Number 1: A dumb domain name folder system

If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup 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)

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)


Are you getting puzzled? We certainly are!

Disadvantage No.2: The sameemail folder structure

The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.

Negative Sign No.3: A thorough shortage of domain management sections

Do we have to point out the sheer deficiency of a modern domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Aspect No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max 3)

How about the need for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support management section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the ardent customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Drawback Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting CP areas to memorize... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the CP. It's a glorious idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting vendors:

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...


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