Enterprise class operating systems designed for web hosting
We use the latest virtualization technologies from CloudLinux to improve server stability and prevent downtime on our shared hosting servers.
A typical shared server hosts huge numbers of accounts that all use the same server resources. If one website uses too many resources, it can slow down or shut down the server. This is not uncommon for shared hosting servers and may happen for the following reasons:
- Traffic spikes – a mention on a popular forum can send thousands of visitors to a website in minutes and overwhelm the server causing downtime.
- Inefficient coding – a single bug in one website’s code can use all CPU resources, no matter how powerful the server, and cause downtime.
- Denial Of Service attacks – hackers invade an insecure website and hog the server resources.
We eliminate these threats by using CloudLinux, an operating system specifically designed to address the weaknesses and risks associated with shared hosting.
CloudLinux uses innovative Lightweight Virtualization Environment (LVE) technology to create isolation between websites on a shared server. By containing each website, CloudLinux prevents each one from using more resources than allocated, making sure that one website cannot affect another.
CloudLinux gives you peace of mind that your website is protected from other sites on the same server.
* With CloudLinux, if a website uses too many resources, only that site will slow down until it responds with “Server Busy” error. Once resource usage for the website gets back to acceptable levels, it will automatically start working again.
Servers require a reboot about once a month to stay up to date with important kernel security updates. We use Ksplice Uptrack which allows us to apply the same updates published by our Linux vendor, without rebooting.
Ksplice saves us time and pain by updating in seconds, while our systems are running, avoiding downtime and preventing disastrous security incidents by making it easy to stay up to date.
cPanel Control Panel
To manage our servers we use cPanel and Web Host Manager from cPanel, the industry's leading control panel software. Even if you're a Linux guru, cPanel saves you valuable time in maintaining your website.
You can try out a demo of cPanel and WHM by clicking the graphic to your right.