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For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the current web hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which generates a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200k "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current web hosting market is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied all web hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Predicament No.1: A moronic domain folder system

If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain 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)
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 baffled? We certainly are!

Weakness Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement

The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.

Negative Side No.3: A thorough absence of domain name administration GUIs

Do we have to mention the entire deficiency of a modern domain management platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's a major inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Weak Side No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max three)

What about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is making use of, the keen clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to get familiar with... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting service providers:

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

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