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CloudLinux shared hosting


CloudLinux is a modification of CentOS 6, a server-oriented Linux-based distribution. The aim of CloudLinux is to ensure stability of shared-hosting and the websites that use this type of web-hosting service.


The official website - http://www.cloudlinux.com


How CloudLinux works


In fact, CloudLinux uses a modified openVZ kernel, which limits the amount of processing power sites can consume when using apache, php, ftp and e-mail. This restriction allows to:


a) isolate each hosted web-site from the others

b) provide each web-site, hosted on shared hosting, the declared amount of available server resources

c) prevent peak loads generated by one web-site from affecting the functioning of other web-sites hosted on the same shared-hosting server.


The images below illustrate the difference between how CloudLinux and traditional shared hosting environment act during a peak load by one of the co-hosted websites:



Image source - cloudlinux.com


Shortcomings of CloudLinux - unfortunately, at present it is impossible to limit the consumption of mySQL server resourses by hosted websites. This is the most notable shortcoming of the distribution. However, no other Linux-based distribution can do this, either, so CloudLinux is one of the very best Linux-distributions for shared hosting.


We use CloudLinux for all shared hosting plans.


Also, you can order the deployment of CloudLinux as the operating system for your VPS or dedicated servers, if you have users whom you want to restrict - contact us.