What Actually is cPanel Web Hosting?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on today's web hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200k "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

Standard - Tier 1
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$6.08 / month
Standard - Tier 2
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$8.50 / month

The web hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands around the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Point Number One: An imbecilic domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names 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 popular 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name 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 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)
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 becoming confused? We certainly are!

Weak Point Number Two: The very same email folder arrangement

The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too gravely.

Weak Point Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain management sections

Do we need to bring up the entire absence of a modern domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a big downside. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...

Problem Number Four: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)

What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting firm. Now and then, based on the billing transaction system (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Downside No.5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting companies:

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