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Disappointed with CWP 🤬
« on: August 26, 2020, 06:53:39 PM »
We started using CWP last year because it seemed a good option. This was our worst decision ever.

We need to move to a new server, and we can't move our backuped accounts (+50..) because ANY of the backup restoration functionalities work on the most recent version of CWP, and all of the topics on this forum regarding this same issues have 0 responses.

This system has too many functionalities, but the REALLY important ones (like backup restore) doesn't work. We could say that 1 of 5 buttons of this system really works. 

We already tried:

CWP to CWP migration
Account Backup restore
NEW backup functionality (with local files, FTP, and SSH as well.)

NOTHING WORKED.

We are stuck with a bunch of backup.tar files that are just useless. We have to migrate all our sites, accounts, emails, databases, scripts installations, cronjobs, etc etc etc etc. MANUALLY one by one. The worst part is that you can find lot of users in the same situation like us in this forum. We found absolutely no response or any clue how to solve this heavy issue.

Moving forward to Virtualmin or cPanel unfailingly. We will not look back.

Message for developers: thank you for your open project, but next time think twice when you make such development including so many functionalities. I rather have 5 functionalities that actually WORK, than having 500 that are pointless or doesn't even work at 100%.

« Last Edit: August 26, 2020, 06:59:30 PM by fpryr »

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Re: Disappointed with CWP 🤬
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2020, 07:37:35 PM »
you need to check the logs, there were thousand of migrations all done successfully so you probably have something wrong.
Also cwp has a support if you get stuck on something.
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Re: Disappointed with CWP 🤬
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2020, 10:32:53 PM »
This system has too many functionalities, but the REALLY important ones (like backup restore) doesn't work. We could say that 1 of 5 buttons of this system really works. 

Message for developers: thank you for your open project, but next time think twice when you make such development including so many functionalities. I rather have 5 functionalities that actually WORK, than having 500 that are pointless or doesn't even work at 100%.
That is correct: a control panel for production use requires working and stable elements.
The problems arise because some people ask for frivolous and relatively little used functions, such as Teamspeak, Netdata, mongodb (plus others) that get implemented ad-hoc. Time and effort needs to be spent on core functions of a file/webserver.
Basic LAMP/LEMP environments, with reliable backup features are the core of any good control panel.
It is good to have additional functionality but not if it sacrifices the stability of a system. Additional functions should not be installed by default (eg. GoAccess) but be made available as add-on packages.
The official CSF GUI was also removed from CWP, for no good reason and leaves two cut-down versions that do nothing to help administer the comprehensive firewall. It's as if developers want to make it more difficult. :-/

Good luck to anyone who tries to get this message across. There have been a number of warnings in the forum about using CWP in a production environment, with a select few saying they have no issues (which I highly doubt, or they are delusional).
« Last Edit: August 26, 2020, 10:43:45 PM by cynique »

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Re: Disappointed with CWP
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2020, 02:03:46 AM »
you need to check the logs, there were thousand of migrations all done successfully so you probably have something wrong.
Also cwp has a support if you get stuck on something.

Hi, where's the support? I couldn't find any reasonable response from at least 2018 until today regarding related issues to mine.

Logs? The logs doesn't make sense either. For example, when using "New Backup" functionality.. the log says /backup/user.tar.gz/null.tar.gz file not found --> even when the path specified is /backup/user.tar.gz

We tried so hard to make it work, I can ensure the issue it is not on our side. This "control" panel is just a joke.

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Re: Disappointed with CWP 🤬
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2020, 05:55:16 AM »
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2020, 03:39:24 PM »
Why should we send more tickets? This forum could be the perfect place to solve them, there are lots of users out there googling the same issues.

Why do this forum even exist otherwise? I strongly suggest you to stop doing things on an old 90's fashion. Times have changed guys, come on..
« Last Edit: August 27, 2020, 03:57:55 PM by fpryr »

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Re: Disappointed with CWP 🤬
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2020, 11:03:57 AM »
nobody can't guess what is your issue since it can be related to many different things.
But you can start by testing manualy using telnet connection between the servers, checking logs...
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Re: Disappointed with CWP 🤬
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2020, 12:46:27 PM »
It is not about the connection between servers, it is about a malfunctioning webpanel from the 90's.

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Re: Disappointed with CWP 🤬
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2020, 05:21:26 PM »
How you are so certain it's the panel not the OS or some other configurations? Peoples here aren't wizards. They can't provide you solution if you don't share what you have tried and what you are seeing in the logs. If the required ports aren't open on both servers the API won't function properly. Try running the following on both servers and make sure the API is functional.

sh /scripts/check_api

However, I guess cPanel, Plesk would be better option for you as they are much polished compared to CWP and doesn't require much technical knowledge.

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Re: Disappointed with CWP 🤬
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2020, 08:45:56 AM »
We must say that we are very happy with CWP and the support they give us is very professional.

Is the panel having problems? Yes, but they are correcting them quite well. As I once said, I think this panel is going to be much better. We will continue to invest in it for the time being.

Also, as I have said some times, in spite of everything, I think it is a very cheap panel for the functions and usefulness it has, maybe you should raise the price of the license a little bit and use the benefit to improve it even more and spend more time working on it.