CloudLinux Adds Functionality to Define Per-Package LVE Limits
CloudLinux Inc., a software company dedicated to serving the needs of hosting service providers, recently announced the release of new features to define resource limits for specific web hosting services. By using LVE Manager to create custom LVE rules on a per-package basis, web hosting providers can now automatically offer different resource limits for each individual shared hosting plan.
The company articulates that as a heavily modified distribution of the popular Linux web hosting operating system, CloudLinux makes shared web hosting plans more stable and reliable. Typically, a shared hosting system assigns system resources such as RAM and CPU to each user on-the-fly. This means that if one shared hosting account suddenly spikes in traffic, performance will suffer for every individual shared web hosting account. CloudLinux uses Lightweight Virtual Environment (LVE), a technology specifically designed to isolate shared hosting accounts and limit access to hardware resources. As a result, traffic spikes and resource-intensive behavior on one account does not affect the performance of others. Until now, LVE limits could be defined on a system-wide basis, for individual users, and for specific applications or processes.
According to it, many of the most popular control panels used by web hosting providers to administer and configure accounts include the ability to create packages describing the core features of each shared web hosting service. For example, cPanel's Web Host Manager (WHM) allows web hosting providers to edit numerous service features, including disk space quota, bandwidth, and maximum email accounts, creating tiered plans from basic shared hosting to more premium offerings. CloudLinux and LVE Manager now make it possible to associate customized resource allocations with each of these shared web hosting packages. This means that web hosting companies can offer specific hardware resources to add value to their service range and eliminate the manual processing time required to define custom resource limits for each individual user. One CloudLinux customer, Eleven2, is excited to use the new functionality to improve its hosting services.
The company claims that it continually refines its operating system to make it even more beneficial for web hosting providers and data centers. By taking the time to understand the needs of web hosting providers and the features that are most useful to them, CloudLinux continues to develop into a leading choice for Linux shared hosting providers.
"By adding the ability to define customized resource limits for different shared hosting services, we are directly responding to the demands of our customers," said Igor Seletskiy, Founder and CEO of CloudLinux. "Limiting and controlling resources for shared hosting services is a unique feature that has driven the popularity of the CloudLinux OS. Now, web hosting providers have even finer control over the resource limits they set."
"From the first release of CloudLinux, LVE has been used to define limits for servers, users, and applications," said Seletskiy. "Although this made servers more reliable, web hosting providers usually offer a tiered range of shared hosting services, and configuring resource limits per-package required custom administration. Effectively, our customers needed to set LVE limits for every single user that orders a specific account. With this new update, web hosts can link LVE Manager with the pre-defined packages in their chosen control panel, automating the process of defining LVE limits for each of their services."
"Everything we have ever done has been to help hosting providers deliver better service and generate more revenue," stated Seletskiy. "Defining LVE limits on a per-package basis is the next step in the development of CloudLinux, as this allows hosting providers to isolate shared hosting accounts, while also automating the process to work within their product range."
"CloudLinux has already proven to be a breakthrough innovation in shared hosting," said Rodney Giles, CEO at Eleven2. "Now, the ability to attach resource limits such as processes and memory limits to a hosting package sets the bar even higher. We at Eleven2 see great use for this feature to give our customers an even more transparent and stable hosting solution."
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