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For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which generates a great number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

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

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current hosting market is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

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

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most website hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Shortcoming No.1: A stupid domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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)

Are you getting nonplussed? We categorically are!

Negative Side Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.

Downside Number Three: An utter absence of domain name manipulation interfaces

Do we need to bring up the total absence of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's a vast predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...

Negative Side No.4: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum three)

What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting company. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction tool (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is making use of, the keen customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Predicament Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... swiftly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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