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For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200k "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

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 presumably satisfied all web hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Shortcoming No.1: A ludicrous domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 becoming confused? We clearly are!

Downside Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup

The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the email folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.

Negative Sign No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain name management tools

Do we have to refer to the sheer absence of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" tool at all. That's a great problem. An unforgettable one, we want to add...

Negative Point No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing system (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is utilizing, the keen users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Problem No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting service providers:

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

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