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For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

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

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a normal chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met all web hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Side No.1: An idiotic domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new 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 erase on the 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 name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
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 name)

Are you becoming nonplussed? We definitely are!

Downside Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder system

The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.

Weak Point Number 3: A total lack of domain name management interfaces

Do we need to refer to the thorough lack of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Weakness No.4: Many user login locations (minimum two, max 3)

How about the need for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the billing system (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is using, the keen users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Weak Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to grasp... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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