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For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

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

The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands around the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered all web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience Number 1: A laughable domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

public_html (here is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you becoming puzzled? We absolutely are!

Predicament No.2: The same email folder setup

The e-mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.

Predicament Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain name manipulation user interfaces

Do we have to bring up the thorough absence of a modern domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an immense predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...

Negative Sign No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)

What about the need for another login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. At times, depending on the billing system (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP sections to get to know... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...

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