What is cPanel Website Hosting?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

200k "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The 35
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$2.92 / month
The 56
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$4.67 / month
 

The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most web hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Sign No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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 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)

Are you growing bewildered? We positively are!

Weak Point Number 2: The same email folder structure

The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.

Negative Side Number Three: A total shortage of domain management menus

Do we have to point out the total absence of a contemporary domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...

Disadvantage Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting supplier is making use of, the earnest users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Weakness Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to learn... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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

 
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