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cPanel Hosting Unmasked

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...

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The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

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

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered most web hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Drawback No.1: A stupid domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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 disorientated? We unquestionably are!

Weak Side No.2: The very same mail folder arrangement

The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.

Negative Sign Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain name administration sections

Do we have to bring up the entire shortage of a modern domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

Weakness No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)

How about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting corporation is making use of, the avid users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Drawback No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:

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