Call now! (ID:227646)+1-855-211-0932
HomeWeb Hosting ArticlesWhat Exactly is cPanel Hosting?
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$6.08 / month

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$8.75 / month

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$17.08 / month

What Exactly is cPanel Hosting?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200k "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a normal chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied most web hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Side Number 1: A stupid domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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)

Are you getting nonplussed? We clearly are!

Downside Number Two: The very same email folder system

The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irreparably.

Shortcoming Number 3: A total absence of domain manipulation options

Do we have to cite the utter shortage of a modern domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a major disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Drawback Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting supplier is making use of, the enthusiastic users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Side No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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