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For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200,000 "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The Web Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered all web hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Problem Number One: A laughable domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
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)
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 disorientated? We positively are!

Inconvenience No.2: The same e-mail folder structure

The email folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.

Negative Aspect No.3: An entire absence of domain administration sections

Do we need to bring up the entire shortage of a modern domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a major drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...

Inconvenience No.4: Many login places (min two, max three)

What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting supplier. At times, depending on the billing tool (especially made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is utilizing, the keen users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web 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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