10May 2019




CloudLinux Advantages For Web Hosting


CloudLinux is a Linux Operating system used with cPanel and sold as an add-on for web hosting service providers which includes automatic kernel updates user jailing. System administrators can manage web hosting users on cPanel through it. Before the introduction of CloudLinux, cPanel was more vulnerable and slow. Not to mention, a hacker could bring the entire server down by targeting a vulnerable website in the cluster so that there won’t be any free resources on the server for the rest of the users.

So What Does CloudLinux Do?

CloudLinux operates best in a cPanel hosting environment and works by creating a unique virtual container for every website or user. This will give system administrators the ability to allocate hard limits to each website to prevent the performance as well as the security of one website to affect another. You can set restrictions in the area of CPU power usage and disk IOPS. A regular cPanel installation without CloudLinux does not have the ability to achieve this as it is only limited to particular account features such as FTP accounts and MySQL databases. Once every virtual container has a fixed hard limit, it will be easier to accurately predict possible server load so that enough spare capacity can be enabled.

However, the virtual container will act as a shield for all websites so that a compromised website will not expose other websites on the server to danger. CloudLinux is essential in a shared hosting environment providing excellent performance and safety. It will also give users the information to know when to upgrade to another hosting plan. When you hit your limit, you will know that it is high time you optimized your website so that you can manage available resources more effectively. Alternatively, you can decide to upgrade to VPS hosting or a dedicated server.

Advantages of CloudLinux

CloudLinux has many benefits in a web hosting environment so that websites can perform optimally. Some of these benefits are:


CloudLinux ensures robustness of the hosting platform because each cPanel user is in a jailed environment. It makes every website on a shared hosting platform act as a standalone virtual private server through the creation of a framework with hard settings limits. As soon as the CPU assets have been maximized, the site will not be suspended but it slows down.


The security features of CloudLinux are outstanding. It makes use of the cutting-edge CageFS which ensures that every record of client resource utilization is completely confidential. This ensures that there is no room for one client to see the data of another client. In addition, CageFS has the capability of securing websites from various malicious attacks. CageFS upgrades automatically, hence, you don’t need to change scripts or carry out unexpected tasks.


In a shared hosting environment, a single server provides resources for many websites which can lead to the compromise of the entire server in case of an attack. However, with CloudLinux, web hosting companies have been able to share resources efficiently and safely. It uses the server resources efficiently to guarantee an improved user experience. CloudLinux has enabled web hosting companies to purchase heavy-duty dedicated servers and utilize them effectively.

The Bottom Line

CloudLinux is playing a vital role in cPanel hosting by providing an equitable slice for every website. A defense mechanism is achieved through the creation of virtual containers for every website. Most importantly, since server resources are properly allocated a safe server environment is achieved because an attack on one website will definitely not affect others in any way.

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