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For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met most hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Sign Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here is situated)
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 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 name)

Are you growing disorientated? We unquestionably are!

Downside No.2: The same email folder arrangement

The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.

Disadvantage Number Three: A sheer lack of domain manipulation interfaces

Do we need to cite the thorough shortage of a modern domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...

Weak Point Number 4: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting provider is utilizing, the zealous clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).

Drawback No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to get to know... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting suppliers:

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

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