Since Cobalt's RaQ, Ensim/Plesk/CPanel have all taken big industry shares. I find it extremely funny when I go to a seemingly huge company's hosting site and see the plesk logo on the front of their site. I mean, these CPs are great, but doesn't anyone feel a little bit cheesy using them? I mean every place has the same CP...
Anyway, I'm wondering how many NON-DC-owning people admin / resell their server space without a CP. This should be interesting..
First off it would be hard to market your service without a good control panel these days. I know from experience most of the bigger hosts use their CP's as a time saving tool more then anything else.
There are some things you just cannot do from a control panel just yet. Like make changes to your httpd.conf file, I don't see any reason why that could not be added though.
I personally don't see how anything that is meant to be used as convenience can be called Cheesy. Is an Automatic transmission Cheesy? Why use any kind of OS GUI? Is Windows, Xwindows and a MAC Cheesy? Well maybe windows before 2K
Originally posted by sitekeeper I personally don't see how anything that is meant to be used as convenience can be called Cheesy. Is an Automatic transmission Cheesy? Why use any kind of OS GUI? Is Windows, Xwindows and a MAC Cheesy? Well maybe windows before 2K
I manage a FreeBSD server that has 60 sites and some 200 mailboxes and I dont use a control panel. [just qmailadmin and phpmyadmin].
I give all features that any Unix host gives and I am into my 204th day of reboot free 100% uptime
When I was a reseller of a CPanel host I used to get 2-3 service calls a day with less clients. Now I get less than 1 request in 2 weeks or so.
Control Panels were created with the intention of automating routine tasks and had they stuck with one version that does some jobs well and not add so many features for the sake of features they would have been productivity improvement tools.
The rate at which features are growing in every CP, they create more problems than they solve is my opinion!
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