i am using 1and1 hosting and the bad thing about these guys is they don't even have option to create backups.
they have their own made cpanel which doesn't have option for backups and sucks sometimes.
any ideas how to get rid of it.
Have you asked them about backups? maybe they can find a solution for you. Otherwise yes, they do not use cPanel, and if you like cPanel then you need to find a cPanel host, which shouldn't be hard. Prepare for potential difficulties moving your site though.
I would suggest finding a reputable host that was willing to help you move or was willing to do the move for you. They are out there and it's good because they do it daily which tends to make them experienced at it :-)
My advice for anyone buying hosting is buy a hosting package that offers an established control panel (cPanel,Plesk..etc) main reason is if they have custom control panels its normally missing alot of features
I agree. Custom control panels cant take care of all needs. A specialsed solution like cpanel, plesk is good. Try some cpanel hosts.
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