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For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on today's website hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which provides a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

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

The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you the very same cPanel CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

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

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied most web hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Predicament No.1: A foolish domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, 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 located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous 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 name)
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)
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 growing perplexed? We unquestionably are!

Negative Point Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration

The email folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.

Weak Point No.3: A thorough shortage of domain name administration menus

Do we have to mention the complete lack of a modern domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" menu at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...

Drawback No.4: Numerous login places (min two, max 3)

What about the demand for another login to use the billing, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing platform (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is utilizing, the eager users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Point No.5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the hosting CP. It's a great idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting distributors:

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

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