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For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting market offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands all over the world will give you the very same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered all web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weakness No.1: A moronic domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 bewildered? We undeniably are!

Predicament No.2: The same mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.

Disadvantage No.3: A complete shortage of domain name manipulation interfaces

Do we have to refer to the entire absence of a modern domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a considerable drawback. An unforgivable one, we want to add...

Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the need for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction system (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is availing of, the ardent customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Downside No.5: More than 120 web hosting CP departments to get familiar with... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting companies:

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

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