CloudLinux, developer of shared hosting operating systems (OS), has released a hybrid kernel to deliver CloudLinux 6 features to CloudLinux 5 and CentOS 5 users. With this release, customers would be able to limit new resources and achieve a performance increase of around 10%, without the complexity of upgrading their OS.
Upgrading CentOS 5 and CloudLinux 5 servers to CloudLinux 6 can be a complex, time-consuming process. Typically, shared hosting providers need to set up entirely new servers and move customer data. This creates a significant workload for engineers and administrators, which brings with it a financial cost. In addition, migrating customer accounts could lead to corruption or loss of data, making it a risk many hosts are unwilling to take.
Key-features of CloudLinux 6
CloudLinux has been working on the hybrid kernel for about two years. Over the last two years, they have been through several beta releases to guarantee a high performance, bug free kernel. Finally, the company can now make the hybrid kernel available to all CloudLinux 5 and CentOS 5 customers. After the installation, users can access the key-features of CloudLinux 6, without the workload of upgrading.
“The main improvements in CloudLinux 6 are based in the kernel,” said Igor Seletskiy, Founder and CEO at CloudLinux. “The majority of other components, like Apache, are already updated to latest versions by the control panels. As a result, simply using the CloudLinux 6 kernel with an older version of CloudLinux or CentOS provides an accessible, convenient way to unlock new features and better performance. Our hybrid kernel allows customers to get these benefits in just a few minutes.”
CloudLinux was founded in 2009 to address the distinctive needs of web hosting providers. The company’s headquarters are in Princeton, New Jersey, and its development team is based in Donetsk, Ukraine.