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For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel Hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered most website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Drawback No.1: A dumb domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to erase fully 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 very simple to remove on the web server, because they all are located 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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)
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 growing bewildered? We certainly are!

Problem No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup

The mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.

Negative Point Number 3: An utter absence of domain name management menus

Do we have to point out the utter absence of a contemporary domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...

Negative Point Number Four: Many login places (min 2, maximum three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction tool (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting provider is making use of, the devoted users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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

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