CloudLinux, a company specializing in offering software for hosting service providers, has released several new features for defining resource limits. These new limits will apply to specific web hosting services. The company has introduced LIVE Manager which would help web hosting companies create custom live rules. The web hosting service providers will be able to allocate the resources on individual basis with the help of this new software.
The company has introduced a majorly amended distribution of Linux for Linux based web hosting services. The new CloudLinux would make web hosting plans a lot more reliable and stable. The web hosting services will be able to assign resources within a shared hosting system. The resources may include granular level distribution of resources like RAM and CPU to each user on the same PC on the fly. There were many problems faced by shared web hosting customers in the past. One typical issue was spike in traffic of one user resulted in decreased performance for other hosting users on the same server. CloudLinux particularly uses Lightweight Environment (LIVE). This technology is specifically designed to limit access to hardware resources. This would ensure that increase in the traffic of one sure on shared hosting would not affect server performance for other users. LIVE until now could limit access to systems but with added capabilities it would be able to divide limits, allocate resources, and control hardware access within the same system as well.
The company says that it has extensively worked on the software to upgrade it to the needs of web hosting service providers. It argues that it takes time to understand its customers (web hosting service providers) needs and then accordingly makes amendments to its software. It says that it has only included those features which are absolutely necessary for its customers and help them alleviate their most crucial systems resource limitation problems.