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For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the present website hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

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

The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands worldwide will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered most hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side No.1: A stupid domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder setup 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)

Are you getting puzzled? We definitely are!

Problem Number 2: The very same mail folder setup

The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.

Predicament No.3: A total absence of domain management user interfaces

Do we need to refer to the thorough absence of a modern domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable downside. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous user login places (min two, max 3)

What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction tool (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting supplier is making use of, the earnest clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Sign Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP departments to get to know... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, 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? Mark that one as well...

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