A lot of top hosting companies offer different hosting plans depending on the needs of their individual customers. Although shared hosting can be acquired by many, for the most part, it is not pretty good for businesses.
Business owners should only contemplate about getting either VPS hosting or Dedicated hosting for that matter.
Now, you might have heard of CloudLinux before and you might assume that it might be an operating system or a cloud hosting service. That is actually not the case but it does draw some inspiration from both technologies.
What is CloudLinux?
If you know a little bit about web hosting, you will find out that the servers that are used by websites operate using a single operating system. There are two popular operating systems commonly used in web servers and they are Linux and Windows.
In essence, CloudLinux is an operating system that is being used by the vast majority of shared hosting servers to effectively control the servers’ resources accordingly.
Do you know about the ‘bad neighbor effect’? Well, the basic premise of shared hosting is that you are pretty much like having your own apartment. You are going to share some resources with others, given that you are in the same building, but you also are subject to the noise and the behavior of your neighbors as well.
Now, there would be no problem if you are with neighbors who are considerate, but there are those that will not only be rowdy and noisy but will also make sure that they get all of the resources to themselves.
Essentially, the bad neighbor effect typically affects people who get shared hosting services. There are some websites that might get all of the server’s resources to themselves, leaving other websites with having little to no resources to use.
CloudLinux just makes it so that whenever a particular website (or websites) use the servers’ resources to a considerable degree, it does its thing of mitigating resources to these resource-intensive websites in favor of seamless distribution to other websites in a single server.
How Does This Benefit VPS Customers?
Now that you know what CloudLinux is and what it was intended for, you might ask why and how it could benefit people who are on a VPS hosting subscription?
We know for a fact that website owners that have a VPS subscription usually have their webpages placed in a virtual server, right? Well, CloudLinux just improves about existing services- tapping all of the resources to achieve a website’s full potential.
Some of the benefits of using this particular operating system are as follows:
Placing Resource Limits
The operating system uses MySQL and it helps detect websites in a particular server that are using the server’s resources to a considerable degree.
Hosting providers are able to impose resource limits using the operating system since you can use a really good control panel that allows you to do this.
This operating system handles server resources pretty well, which means that server stability will improve across the board.
Among the many security features that CloudLinux has, CageFS seems to be one of the best. It helps lock down the file system so that unauthorized users will be unable to see the files that are stored in the server, thereby improving the security of the server immensely.