CloudLinux is essential to use with cPanel


cPanel and CloudLinux: the Perfect Combination

Jonathan - Engineering

Whether you have a virtual server or a physical server (bare-metal dedicated server), you can use cPanel to easily turn it into a full-fledged web hosting solution. cPanel is the leading web hosting software that fully automates creating users, web hosting accounts, DNS, email and much more. Here at as well as at our sister brand, we've been managing thousands of dedicated and VPS servers running cPanel. In our opinion, it works great. However, there has always been one problem with it.

And the problem isn't the software itself, but some of the users hosted in your cPanel server. Some of your client's websites may abuse your server by using an excessive amount of system resources, and some websites may be the victims of a cyber attack. When that happens, a single website can make your cPanel server unresponsive and unreachable, causing disruption to other websites in the server. We call it a runaway website. And in most cases, the only way to solve this problem is to shut down such website. After, of course, you get access to your unreachable server, which is not easy!

To eliminate the downtime that a runaway website can cause, choose CloudLinux operating system with its resource controlling technology. CloudLinux is designed to give you the ability to control the resources that each user on your server is consuming, such as RAM, CPU and other parameters. Just like CentOS, CloudLinux is based on a Red Hat Linux distribution and should be familiar to most administrators. In fact, a CentOS server can be easily converted into CloudLinux with a single command.

cPanel is designed to take advantage of CloudLinux technology. Using cPanel with CloudLinux will improve stability and increase server efficiency. So, if you want to run cPanel, run it with CloudLinux! It may cost a bit more, but it will save you from many headaches and damage to your reputation.

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