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CloudLinux OS March 2019 Feature Survey: Results

CloudLinux OS March 2019 Feature Survey: Results


20% responded in the first 24 hours, another 60% within a week.

This tells me that many of you are passionate about the product and where it’s going. We are too, and we’re grateful to all who took part in the survey. I’ll summarize the results below. First, I’ll remind you of the questions.

  1. On-demand Resource Extension Purchases: WHMCS extensions that allow shared hosting clients to buy packages based on how much system resources they need.
  2. Burst Limits: Let users exceed their resource limits for a configurable period (a ‘burst’), and up to a configurable maximum, being either the server’s maximum resource availability, or some other limit.
  3. Allocate ports to Apps: Let end users associate port ranges to applications such as Redis, Mongo DB, etc.
  4. Performance Monitoring: Perform performance monitoring for a period (can be up to 6 months in the past).
  5. Per-hosting account network activity details: Detailed monitoring of the network activity of specified hosting accounts.
  6. Support Python and Ruby selector in DirectAdmin: Introduce selectors for Python and Ruby to DirectAdmin panels.
  7. Settings Import/Export: Provide a facility to import and export settings for shared hosting packages. The settings would be imported/exported as a file (format yet to be decided).
  8. Update & refresh end user UI design: Refresh the user interface for end users, similar to what was done with the Admin panel.
  9. ‘Convert to CLOS’ Wizard on Plesk: Create a Plesk panel wizard that guides you in converting a Centos installation to CloudLinux OS.
  10. Option to remove cached memory from physical memory usage charts: Cached memory can rise and trigger a warning that users then query unnecessarily via a helpdesk ticket. To prevent this, add an option to include or not the contribution of cached memory to the overall physical memory statistics.
  11. Support Virtualmin: Let CloudLinux support the open source Virtualmin control panel.
  12. Support Node.js selector on Nginx/DirectAdmin: Allow Nginx-based servers using DirectAdmin to provide a Node.js selector to end users.
  13. Pre-installed Options for Resellers: Add the ability to set automatically limits for created resellers or make pre-installed options.
  14. Non-overridable End User Limits: Add the ability to set the maximum limit on the end user which the reseller cannot override.

CloudLinux Feature Survey 2019 Results

The Winners

The top three most popular features (rated 4, “Very interested”) as measured by percentage of respondents:

  • Item 5: “Per-hosting account network activity details” (55% of respondents)
  • Item 4: “Performance monitoring” (43.75% of respondents)
  • Item 2: “Burst limits” (33.75% of respondents)
  • Item 14: "Non-overridable End User Limits (33.75% of respondents)

The Losers

The 4 least popular features (rated 0, “Not interested”)

  • Item 6: “Support Python and Ruby selector in DirectAdmin” (73.75% of respondents)
  • Item 11: “Support Virtualmin” (70% of respondents)
  • Item 9: “‘Convert to CLOS’ wizard on Plesk” (68% of respondents)
  • Item 12: “Support Node.js selector on Nginx/DirectAdmin” (67.5% of respondents)

The Conclusion

First of all, I was thrilled that so many of you wanted to be a part of our road map development. I was also surprised with some of the results, but that’s what a survey is for.

I hope to run another survey near the end of the year, but in the meantime, if you have any views or feedback you’d like to share directly, please get in touch.

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