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For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200,000 "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique hosting brand names all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered most web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Side No.1: A foolish domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next 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 erase on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

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

Are you getting perplexed? We absolutely are!

Shortcoming Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration

The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.

Negative Side Number 3: An absolute lack of domain management user interfaces

Do we have to refer to the entire shortage of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unforgettable one, we want to add...

Problem Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max three)

What about the demand for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (especially conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is utilizing, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).

Problem No.5: 120+ website hosting CP departments to grasp... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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

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