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For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered all website hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Shortcoming Number One: A laughable domain folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 confused? We undeniably are!

Negative Sign Number 2: The same mail folder structure

The email folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the email folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.

Disadvantage No.3: An utter absence of domain administration options

Do we need to point out the utter shortage of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...

Disadvantage Number Four: Many user login places (minimum two, max 3)

What about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting company. Sometimes, based on the billing system (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is availing of, the avid customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management system; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Drawback Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting firms:

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

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