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CloudLinux Adds Functionality to Define Per-Package LVE Limits

Linux-based shared hosting operating system developer introduces tools to establish service-specific hardware resource limits.

Princeton, NJ (PRESS RELEASE) June 26, 2012 – CloudLinux (www.cloudlinux.com), creators of the only operating system (OS) tailored to the needs of shared web hosting providers, announced today 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.

“By adding the ability to define customized resource limits for different shared hosting services, we are directly responding to the demands of our customers,” saysIgor 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.

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.

From the first release of CloudLinux, LVE has been used to define limits for servers, users, and applications, says 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.

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.

CloudLinux has already proven to be a breakthrough innovation in shared hosting, says Rodney Giles, CEO atEleven2. 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.

Everything we have ever done has been to help hosting providers deliver better service and generate more revenue, says 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 continually refines its operating system to make it even more beneficial for web hosting providers and datacenters. 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.

For more details on CloudLinux and LVE Manager, visitwww.cloudlinux.com.

About CloudLinux

CloudLinux was founded in 2009 to address the distinctive needs of web hosting providers. The companys headquarters is in Princeton, New Jersey, and its development team, which is composed of employees with an appreciable proficiency in the hosting business, is based in Donetsk, Ukraine. CloudLinux is a stable, privately funded company geared toward providing the ideal operating system (OS) to make even the most intricate and divergent hosting needs more straightforward. The companys flagship OS is optimized to help hosting providers deliver more stable shared hosting services with account isolation and resource allocation on an OS level. For more information on CloudLinux, visithttp://www.cloudlinux.com.

Media Contact: Dave Young CloudLinux (Press: Young Copy)
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