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For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present-day hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present hosting market is... Period.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered all hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Sign Number One: An idiotic domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 name)

Are you becoming confused? We categorically are!

Shortcoming Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder system

The mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.

Shortcoming Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain name management GUIs

Do we have to bring up the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...

Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum 3)

What about the demand for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is using, the earnest users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).

Downside Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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