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For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole hosting market provide one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

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

The Web Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names worldwide will give you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.

The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled most web hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Problem Number One: A stupid domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very cautious not to erase entirely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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 name)

Are you becoming disorientated? We surely are!

Problem No.2: The same email folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.

Weak Side Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain name management user interfaces

Do we have to mention the absolute absence of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum three)

What about the demand for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management section? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction platform (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting company is using, the eager clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Predicament Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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