Yesterday I already voted for the 2nd option, but today I were wondering, isn't it possible to restart Apache once a day? (or once every 12 hours)
Because the OP stated that every time an account is created/removed, apache needs to restart. But what if you create/remove all accounts that should have been created or removed on the same day, at a single moment (sorry for my bad English, I'm Dutch ). I don't know if what I'm saying is possible, but when it is, you would only have to restart Apache once a day, letting the other accounts have much more uptime.
Good idea or not?
Yes, but it would be easier if phpMyAdmin was run though the secure x10hosting cPanel (whatever the replacement is) rather than through my web hosting account.phpMyAdmin is a php program you could download and stick on your own website if you really wanted to. Things like backup and restore are also easy to do for them. The only thing that might bring up some problems is the text editor, but im sure thats also easily solved
And honestly, who uses EVERY FEATURE of cPanel. Sure, virus scanning on the fly is nice, but how often do people actually find viruses with it?
Actually, you'd be surprised. I get people with them from time to time, although a virus really isn't a virus, it's malicious code ;P
There are free hosts offering cPanel and that's a fact. X10Hosting may be the biggest of them, but it's not the only one. It takes a second to prove it by querying Free-Webhosts with "cPanel".
And one thing I'd like to ask all those people saying they'd switch if there was no cPanel: what cPanel function do you use that often that you really need it? I'm so curious about that.
And honestly, who uses EVERY FEATURE of cPanel. Sure, virus scanning on the fly is nice, but how often do people actually find viruses with it? Also, I have never used half of the cPanel features. It's too bloated. It's nice to be like "Oh, cool I could do <this> if I wanted to," but when will you ever actually use most of that stuff?
That's the problem with cPanel. The features it has will inevitably be extremely useful to a bunch of people.Yeah, I agree. Not many people use all the features of cPanel but I'm we use majority of them and together we've used all the features more than once.
The reason I stated I use Virus scanner is because my web site (Obnoxious Mods) had spyware/malware. It used to distribute it to other people's machine, and Google blocked it as "This site may harm your computer". I believe it was the previous host which kept doing this.
So, I moved over to x10hosting using the backup files I had on my computer which didn't have any harmful content on. That's why I regularly use the Virus Scanner to make sure it's running clean. Google has now re-reviewed the web site as requested and is now unblocked.