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For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present-day hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business niche, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace offer strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200,000 "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably fulfilled all web hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside No.1: A stupid domain folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domains, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 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 name)

Are you becoming disorientated? We clearly are!

Negative Point No.2: The same e-mail folder system

The email folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.

Predicament Number Three: An entire absence of domain administration user interfaces

Do we have to refer to the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense downside. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Shortcoming Number 4: Many login locations (min two, max three)

What about the need for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is availing of, the keen users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Weak Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to grasp... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting companies:

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

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