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For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...

200,000 "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered most web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Predicament No.1: A dumb domain name folder system

If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to remove completely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 name)
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)
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 growing bewildered? We surely are!

Shortcoming Number 2: The same mail folder setup

The email folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too fatally.

Downside Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain management options

Do we have to cite the complete lack of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Negative Aspect Number 4: Multiple login locations (min two, max three)

What about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. At times, depending on the invoice transaction system (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is making use of, the zealous users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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

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