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For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200k "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled most website hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point Number One: A stupid domain folder system

If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how great 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)
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 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 name)

Are you growing nonplussed? We positively are!

Downside No.2: The very same mail folder configuration

The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.

Weak Point Number 3: A complete lack of domain administration tools

Do we need to mention the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unforgettable one, we want to add...

Weakness No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)

How about the demand for another login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Downside Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to pick up... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting providers:

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

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