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For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business niche, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

200k "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an ordinary person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting providers 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 all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly fulfilled most web hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weakness Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, however, be very careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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)

Are you becoming puzzled? We surely are!

Problem No.2: The same mail folder structure

The email folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.

Inconvenience No.3: An utter lack of domain name management GUIs

Do we need to bring up the utter shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...

Negative Point No.4: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)

What about the necessity for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing platform (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting distributor is availing of, the eager users can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Problem Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... quickly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting service providers:

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

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