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For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...

200k "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands all over the world will give you the very same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current hosting market is... Period.

The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied all web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside No.1: A foolish domain folder setup

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent 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 remove on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 name)

Are you getting nonplussed? We unquestionably are!

Negative Point No.2: The same mail folder system

The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.

Negative Point No.3: A total deficiency of domain name manipulation options

Do we need to refer to the complete shortage of a modern domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an enormous downside. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Negative Point No.4: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum three)

How about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting firm is using, the avid clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Shortcoming No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to grasp... promptly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting corporations:

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

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