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For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique hosting brands worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied most website hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Side Number One: A laughable domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive 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 quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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 getting confused? We doubtlessly are!

Downside No.2: The same mail folder system

The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.

Problem Number 3: An entire absence of domain name administration tools

Do we need to point out the total deficiency of a modern domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...

Negative Side No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max three)

How about the demand for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting distributor. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing system (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting provider is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:

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