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For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which provides a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

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

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered all web hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage Number 1: A laughable domain folder setup

If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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 becoming puzzled? We clearly are!

Negative Side No.2: The same email folder system

The e-mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.

Drawback Number Three: A complete shortage of domain name administration user interfaces

Do we have to bring up the complete shortage of a contemporary domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a major predicament. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

Negative Sign No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)

How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is utilizing, the keen customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... swiftly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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