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For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which generates a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting market furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

200,000 "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names across the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

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

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all web hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Problem Number One: A foolish domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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 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 bewildered? We undoubtedly are!

Weak Side Number 2: The very same mail folder setup

The email folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.

Disadvantage Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain name administration interfaces

Do we need to cite the complete shortage of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Predicament Number Four: Many login locations (min two, max 3)

How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction system (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting company is availing of, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Predicament Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... rapidly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:

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

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