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

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire hosting market provide precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/CP choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...


Two hundred thousand "site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an ordinary chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any site hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 site hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique site hosting brand names around the world will give you the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's web site hosting marketplace is... Period.


The web hosting LOTTO we are all a piece of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based website hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...


The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled most webspace hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...


Disadvantage No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 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 disorientated? We absolutely are!


Predicament No.2: The same mail folder system

The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.


Drawback Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs

Do we need to mention the sheer absence of a modern domain management interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...


Shortcoming Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max 3)

What about the demand for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing platform (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the avid users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).


Weak Point Number Five: 120+ CP departments to become acquainted with... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the CP. It's a superb idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...