cPanel Hosting Definition

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$4.00 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$5.17 / month

The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met all web hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Side Number One: A laughable domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to erase 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 domains are very easy to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you growing disorientated? We positively are!

Inconvenience Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system

The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.

Negative Aspect Number 3: A complete lack of domain management tools

Do we need to cite the thorough shortage of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...

Negative Side No.4: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)

How about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing system (especially invented for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting corporation is using, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage No.5: More than 120 hosting CP sections to memorize... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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