It’s our aim to make things easier and quicker for our customers, so over the past few weeks we’ve been rolling out CloudLinux OS into our web hosting environment. The new OS is designed to give customers increased control over their hosting.
CloudLinux is an operating system that uses lightweight virtualization to improve the performance and stability of the server. Using some of the latest technology found in cloud environments, it brings some massive benefits to a regular hosting ecosystem. The CloudLinux OS gives our web hosting, PaaS and SaaS providers the ability to manage resources available to their shared hosting customers in a reliable and efficient way.
In a shared web hosting environment, one web server is shared between users. Hosting companies benefit from enhanced security and stability within the Lightweight Virtual Environment (LVE) created by CloudLinux OS. System administrators can control CPU, memory and connections available to each tenant. The result is effectively preventing one site from slowing down or taking down an entire server, allowing hosters to substantially increase server density, bringing far greater efficiency to their business while delivering overall improved service to customers.
To celebrate the agreement, the two companies have a special offer for customers. Anyone who orders and installs a server with a CloudLinux license before the 1st March 2012 will receive the first two months of CloudLinux free of charge. CloudLinux OS licenses can be purchased directly on our site and existing customers can license their existing infrastructure through Leaseweb’s customer portal. Fancy finding out more about how you can benefit from the CloudLinux OS? Get in touch with us via email@example.com.
ShelLuserFebruary 5, 2012 at 3:55
I’m a LeaseWeb customer but you probably don’t recognize me, which suits me just fine. I’m merely using my common ‘online presence’ right now. Still.. While I applaud the effort that one company is open to provide new ideas and solutions I have to wonder if people will really be better of with this “cloud stuff”.
My main gripe with this OS is that it uses the same hollow promises which “clouding” used to spout out while in the end it turned out to be one big hoax. No; this isn’t aimed at you guys but clouding in general. “Clouding” is supposed to (I quote the CloudLinux website:) “Increase server stability”, “Increase server security” and “Reduce Churn”.
Give me a break!
Server stability.. What people tend to forget is that “clouding” is basically “virtualizing”. Commonly put: dividing the power of the hardware across several virtual instances which share the resources of said hardware. So what happens when the hardware fails? Sure; a lot of servers have Raid (so one HDD failure isn’t a problem), redundant PSU’s (so should the power supply of the server blow then it can continue running) but when the MOBO goes…
Then all virtual instances on that server go poof. Welcome to the real world!
Security? Don’t get me started; a server whether virtual or not is as secure as the owner makes it. You guys do a good job IMO by providing server with an extreme root password (also to be found in the control panel) so the risk of a server getting overrun between providing info to the customer and said customer going to work on it is neglectable.
But where does “clouding” come in exactly? The idea alone that “clouding” would make something more secure is proposterous. Just take a look at one of your competitors; Amazon. A lot of bad stuff is happening on EC2 (not going in depth; its offtopic IMO).
So, seriously… I honestly applaud the effort. Its good that companies keep an eye open for new developments and try to chip in with those. But having said that…
IMO people are much better of using CentOS, Debian or Ubuntu (which you provide) instead of some vague newcomer which showers us with plain out vagueness (which one could expect from a cloud ;-)).
Debian has massive history for stability (the best). CentOS (RHEL based) has a good history too. Ubuntu rides the Debian wave. Sure; cloud linux is cheaper in the first 2 months with LeaseWeb. But quantity doesn’t make quality.
Just my 2 cents though. And besides that: your premium cloud (virtual servers) ROCKS!
margarita52May 5, 2017 at 12:05