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CloudLinux is an operating system designed specifically to meet the needs of webhosting companies dealing in shared hosting.

CloudLinux is an operating system designed specifically to meet the needs of webhosting companies dealing in shared hosting. It is designed to be flexible, yet allow the control and monitoring of servers to provide shared hosting clients with a secure and reliable experience.  Simply put, CloudLinux gives clients of virtual shared hosting the benefits of a private server, but at a fraction of the cost.

CloudLinux maintains a secure and stable atmosphere by providing clients or “tenants” with their own cells called Lightweight Virtualized Environments or LVEs.  These LVEs contain the specific amount of computing power purchased by the client, which is not shared among any other tenants.  LVEs help isolate each client and decrease the effects shared hosting typically has on tenants located on the same server.  CloudLinux keeps other tenants from syphoning power from other clients and isolates problematic LVEs from impacting others. For example, if one tenant encounters a problem, that problem is sealed to that specific LVE, keeping the other tenants operating at normal capacity.

CloudLinux enforces tenant seclusion by using resource limiting tools. Tools called LVE Wrappers allow the administer to monitor and manage various programs and users within the LVE, making sure that harmful programs are not being used and preventing threats of crashing. They also monitor the quality of the resources available, ensuring that each LVE is running at optimal speed. The MySQL Governors installed make sure that connectivity is not abused when the allotted power is superseded, protecting the resources of others.

CloudLinux helps the hosting company improve its efficiency by making sure that no available space or resources on the server go unused. CloudLinux can almost double the room on some servers and increase the amount of computing power for clients available. This helps the host increase the amount of tenants they can serve and gives the tenant every bit of power available to them.

Tenants of a CloudLinux server are also able to customize their allocation of resources, deciding where and how many resources should be allocated to each application. If one application receives a traffic spike, the other applications won’t be impaired.

Shared hosting has become even more secure with the boundaries set up by CloudLinux.  The problems of other tenants are confined and won’t spread to others.  LVE barriers ensure that information leaks or data corruption won’t occur.  If another tenants system fails or contracts a virus, the other tenants remain unaffected.  CloudLinux also provides a strong defense against hackers.  If one client is compromised, the other clients will stay safe. CloudLinux also continually develops security patches for its operating system, providing tenants with frequent, up-to-date protection against the latest threats. These patches are easy and quick to install and shouldn’t cause any downtime.

A company specializing in virtual hosting can offer data security and server stability by utilizing the CloudLinux operating system. On its website, CloudLinux claims that it takes “…as little as 5 minutes [to] start experiencing the stability improvements from CloudLinux.” CloudLinux goes on to say, “Imagine if servers going down due to sudden resource spikes was no longer possible. CloudLinux makes rock solid stability a reality for thousands of hosting customers. Oh, how sweet it is!”

NetHosting’s Cloud Virtual Hosting service captures the stabilizing power of CloudLinux and offers it to its customers for the same price as its previous shared hosting product. Shared hosting clients can now experience the benefits of a dedicated server in their own LVEs, a cost-effective and secure solution to the former pitfalls of shared hosting, including resource-depletion and downtime caused by the resource spikes of other tenants on your server. Contact a Dedicated Expert today to find out how to switch to Cloud Virtual Hosting by NetHosting.