Category: "Maintenance"

GeekStorage adds CloudLinux to our Shared and Reseller Hosting servers!

November 28, 2010 at 4:32 PM

GeekStorage is proud to announce the upcoming addition of CloudLinux to all of our Shared Hosting and Reseller Hosting servers.

This update will improve service speeds significantly across all Shared & Reseller Hosting services, and implement improved resource tracking & management per account. Users of the "x3" cPanel theme will also find new statistics in their cPanel display, corresponding to their CPU Resource Usage and Concurrent Connections.

Major CloudLinux features include:

  • Increased uptime since no one account can slow down or take down an entire shared server
  • Better reliability and performance with a server that is running at peak operating capacity
  • Better control over CPU resources
  • Compatibility with cPanel, LiteSpeed and Ksplice... all major components of our shared hosting infrastructure

CloudLinux’s core technology is Lightweight Virtual Environment™ a kernel-level technology that limits the amount of resources (CPU, I/O, memory) available to a group of processes. While similar to container type virtualization technology, LVE is completely transparent and lightweight. Once installed, the LVE works transparently to manage resources that the hosting provider sets for the accounts on a server. It controls the CPU resources to ensure that each account on a shared server is allocated enough resources to run efficiently without jeopardizing the other tenants on that server, making the server more stable and delivering better performance.

CloudLinux has been thoroughly tested by Geek Support and we are extremely satisfied with the performance improvements seen with the addition of CloudLinux.

All Shared & Reseller Hosting servers must be rebooted as part of the installation of CloudLinux. As a result, we have scheduled maintenance for 11/29/2010 between the hours of 10:00 PM and 11:59 PM CST (GMT -6), with estimated downtime being approximately 10-15 minutes for each server.

If you have any questions regarding CloudLinux, please contact us at support@geekstorage.com.