Today’s learn is Cloud Linux. So how i found Cloud Linux and what is Cloud Linux? A while ago i got a disaster to my vps, and this blog was wiped out (all data is gone). And i moved to new hosting, and i saw some new fancy thing on the cPanel sidebar.
CloudLinux Main Features
- The CPU use there is for your account only and is shown in real-time. It is not the entire server, so when it says 100%, it means you’re maxing the CPU limit (1 core) which we’ve configured.
- Concurrent connections: Despite the wording implying connections to your site, the idea behind the concurrent connections is actually the amount of active processes on your account. These processes can be cronjobs, PHP processes, Perl processes, etc. A single user should rarely if ever consume all 20 connections, so this metric is mostly informational.
That is one of the feature of Cloud Linux. CloudLinux is the first commercial OS that meets the specific needs and demands of web hosting. Imagine if servers going down due to one customer suddenly hogging all the resources was no longer possible. CloudLinux is making rock hard hosting stability a reality. In a typical server environment, there are no hard limits in place for each user.
There are of course things you can limit (PHP memory use, cron job execution, disk space, bandwidth, etc), but those aren’t the things users do that will hit you where it hurts. The majority of resource problems stem from CPU use, or disk IO, bad MySQL queries, and other runaway scripts.
Cloud Linux is not free, but it has reasonable price $14.00/month for 1 server license. If you planning or own a web hosting server, using Cloud Linux + WHM/CPanel would be perfect to handle your client hosting account. One hosting company that using this technology is hawkhost, and i’m happily host this blog on their great service.
You can find more about Cloud Linux on their official documentation.