Cloud Linux is a Linux based operating system that enables the system administrators to take control of the server resource use. The Linux distribution is marketed to shared hosting providers. It is based on the CentOS operating system to fix the slow down problem in websites by virtualizing on the user account with the light weight virtual environment which is allotted a certain amount of resources including the CPU, memory and Disk space. Website problems like a website slow down caused by a large amount of traffic or a lot of CPU and memory space usage, only affect the light weight virtual environment of a particular website account.
Why Cloud Linux?
On a shared web hosting platform, there are finite number of resources on a server to be utilized by all users on hosted on that particular server. If a client start utilizing more resources, it affects the operation of other websites hosted on the same server. Cloud Linux creates a virtual environment for each individual on a shared hosting environment and allow the system admin to monitor the amount of resources a single account can use at each particular time.
Cloud Linux features.
Cloud Linux introduces the lightweight virtualized technology where each customer website account has a separate allocated resource such as the CPU, Memory space and the Disk space. The lightweight virtualized technology ensures that the resources are availed to each website account separately. It discourages resource sharing that may cause an overload and result to a slow down problem in running the website.
Cloud Linux is featured with a powerful Kernel that help prevent malicious users from attacking other website accounts hosted on the same server.
Cloud Linux is flexible employing different versions of PHP that allow end users select the PHP version they need. PHP versions included in Cloud Linux packages are: PHP 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5 and 5.6.
Cloud Linux has a stable MySQL database performance that help the system administrators to easily locate any system intruder. The governor feature in MySQL can track the CPU and the disk IO website for each website account to manage the system database.
Cloud Linux provide a stable shared hosting environment. Since every website has its own allocated resources, sudden traffic change will not affect other website accounts in the server because they have their resources active and protect to run them.
Cloud Linux Operating system
It is recognized as the best OS for security and efficiency in a shared hosting environment.
It uses the OpenVZ kernel and the rpm package manager and runs on all the hardware supported by the CentOS.
It can be installed on new Linux servers or converted on an existing CentOS with a single script without any customer configuring or changing the data.
Who need to use Cloud Linux?
Cloud Linux is best for multiple websites hosted on the same server where the limited resources available are shared to all websites hosted on the server. Cloud Linux, makes it possible to offer structured shared hosting plans based on the CPU or the RAM usage by placing each user in a Lightweight Virtual Environment which limit the amount of resources available for each user.