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For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting market offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

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

The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered most web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Downside Number 1: A laughable domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 growing nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!

Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration

The email folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.

Inconvenience No.3: An utter deficiency of domain manipulation sections

Do we need to point out the absolute lack of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" menu at all. That's a major shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

Weakness Number Four: Many login locations (min two, maximum 3)

How about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management system? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting company. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction platform (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting corporation is making use of, the zealous customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Weak Point Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... fast

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the Control Panel. It's a great idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting vendors:

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

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