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cPanel Web Hosting Explanation

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the present website hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

200,000 "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

Twelve Zero Plan
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
12 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
C$10.00 / month
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Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
C$7.04 / month

The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied most website hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Point Number One: A moronic domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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)

Are you getting perplexed? We surely are!

Problem Number 2: The same e-mail folder system

The mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.

Weak Point No.3: An absolute lack of domain management sections

Do we have to point out the entire absence of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a vast predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...

Disadvantage Number 4: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the need for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting supplier. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting service provider is using, the ardent users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).

Shortcoming Number Five: More than 120 hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting distributors:

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