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What Actually is cPanel Web Hosting?

cPanel site hosting or... cPanel hosting?!?

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes a vast number of different hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same thing: mostly cPanel hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting marketplace supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who require a web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200,000 "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brands in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the contemporary web site hosting market is... Full stop.

GrandBytes Hosting Grande Hosting
Monthly Fee $5.95
per month
per month
Storage Space 20 GB Unlimited
Server Bandwidth 200 GB Unlimited
Domains Hosted 1 Unlimited
Free Top Level Domain
FTPs 10 Unlimited
eMmails Unlimited Unlimited

The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based hosting supplier is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied all webspace hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Problem No.1: A moronic domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)

Are you becoming flummoxed? We clearly are!

Negative Sign Number 2: The samee-mail folder setup

The mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too harshly.

Weak Side No.3: A thorough absence of domain name manipulation GUIs

Do we need to bring up the total absence of a contemporary domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...

Weakness Number Four: Many login places (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing platform (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting provider is availing of, the earnest users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Weak Side Number 5: More than 120 CP sections to get familiar with... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting providers:

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