BetterLinux Launches Plug-in for cPanel’s WHM Aimed at Smaller Web Hosts

linux-serversLinux server optimizer BetterLinux has released a plug-in for cPanel’s WHM. The plug-in, called BetterLinux Manager, would make server-by-server administration quick and easy, placing the BetterLinux product within the range of smaller web hosting companies.

The new cPanel plug-in will be shown at next week’s cPanel Conference 2013 in New Orleans. So many command-line options can be daunting for some web hosting providers, especially for smaller brands. BetterLinux Manager would offer these smaller web hosting companies an intuitive, no-instructions-required interface.

The plug-in release marks a broader focus for BetterLinux, which was first designed for larger hosting providers. In its early development, BetterLinux was deployed and tested extensively in the largest production environments, including the operations of Bluehost and other Endurance brands.

An overview of the benefits of BetterLinux Manager:

Easy Administration

  • Start, restart, or stop any BetterLinux service with a click.
  • Simple layout with tabs, rows, columns, input boxes, and on/off switches.
  • Automatically verify that your configuration syntax is correct before turning on services.


  • Use BetterLinux default settings or customize all throttling settings per cPanel package.

General Controls

  • Choose a percentage of a CPU core each user may use.
  • Choose how many concurrent processes are allowed per user.
  • Choose how much RSS memory each user may use before initiating a log entry or repeating kill command.
  • The log or kill option is also available when sshd, crond, httpd, and chroothttpd run longer than allowed.

I/O Controls

  • Apply global as well as per-package settings.
  • Create separate settings for each device mount point within a package.
  • Global “seek balancing” enables automatic throttling of seek-heavy processes across the whole system.
  • Global ‘auto scaling’ makes unused I/O bandwidth available to defined users beyond their standard limits, but below a defined target disk utilization. This prevents wasted resources and gives defined users enhanced performance, all while maintaining total control.
  • Auto scaling also works at the per-package level, giving unused package resources to other package members beyond standard limits. Auto scaling turns every package into package+ service at no cost to providers. And by observing users of surplus I/O, you can see who may be fit for a higher package.