ElasticHosts, a cloud server provider with data centers located in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Asia and Australia, has announced that its Linux Containers can integrate with the new web hosting platform, cPanel v11.52. As a result, cPanel users would be able to benefit from pay-as-you-use billing, increased scalability and improved performance.
cPanel is used to streamline the process of creating and managing websites for website owners, resellers, system administrators and web hosts. Prior to the release of v11.52 on October 12, cPanel could only run on VM servers with VPS hosting licensing.
Elastic Containers would give cPanel users greater choice and flexibility through their unique autoscaling technology, which accommodates varying usage patterns. It also means users can be billed for the exact amount of server capacity used, rather than the amount provisioned, helping to lower costs.
“Linux containers are an exciting technology and we have recognized the groundswell behind them in the internet community right now,” said Aaron Phillips, Chief Business Officer at cPanel. “ElasticHosts’ autoscaling, usage-billed servers allow our users to further simplify management and reduce the costs of hosting websites.”
To run cPanel on an ElasticHosts Container, users have to select ‘Add server (container)’ and select the ‘cPanel 11.52’ preinstalled image from the options in the ElasticHosts control panel and can start benefiting immediately.
Launching Multiple Sites
The auto scaling functionality of containers would mean that website owners can seamlessly cope with varying server demands and quickly expand their business by launching multiple sites. Web hosting businesses would also be enabled to effortlessly scale in order to serve more customers. The usage-based billing offered by Linux Containers also means website owners no longer pay for periods when server capacity is underutilized or the site is idle.
“We are excited that ElasticHosts Containers are the first container product to be offered with cPanel,” said Richard Davies, CEO of ElasticHosts. “We worked closely with cPanel integrating and testing the product to make this a reality and believe our technologies complement each other well. Today’s announcement shows that containers are gaining real momentum in the internet community and we are delighted to offer our ElasticHosts Containers to cPanel‘s customers.”