What is cPanel Hosting?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200k "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands all over the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled all hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Shortcoming Number One: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase entirely 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 domains are very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 bewildered? We doubtlessly are!

Downside No.2: The very same email folder configuration

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.

Inconvenience No.3: An utter shortage of domain administration menus

Do we need to refer to the entire lack of a modern domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...

Negative Point Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum three)

What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoicing tool (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting service provider is utilizing, the ardent customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Shortcoming No.5: More than 120 web hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:

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