What is Cloud Linux
In shared web hosting, the most common reason for downtime is a single account compromising server performance for all the other accounts that share the same server. CloudLinux essentially creates a virtual environment for each individual account on a shared web hosting server and allows the HostPapa system administrators to monitor the amount of resources any single account can use.
What causes excessive shared web hosting server usage
On shared web hosting servers there are a finite amount of resources available for use at any given time, for all users on that shared server. If at any point one customer on the shared server begins using excessive resources, it negatively impacts the website and email performance of all other customers sharing that same server. Thanks to CloudLinux, the HostPapa system administrators can monitor both CPU usage and disk usage for excessive use which allows them to detect abusive accounts before they cause problems for other customers.
How to view your shared web hosting server usage
Thanks to CloudLinux, it’s easy to view your shared server resource usage to make sure your website’s usage isn’t negatively impacting your website, email system or any other customers who share your server. If you’re using too many resources, you may find your website will load slower, images won’t display properly and the overall viewer experience may be compromised.
Do I really need to upgrade to VPS
Most of the blogs and small business websites online run on shared web hosting plans. Shared hosting is economical and a great place to start; however some webmasters find that they outgrow the shared hosting resources provided as their businesses grow and need to upgrade to a more powerful solution such as Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting. To find out if you really need to upgrade to VPS, check out this article,
How to minimize your shared web hosting server usage
With the exception of managing traffic surges, the best way to avoid excessive server resource usage is to minimize your website’s bandwidth usage by minimizing image size, utilizing caching and reducing the number of plugins or modules on your website.
What are the restrictions of shared web hosting
Shared hosting plans are subject to account and server monitoring to reduce cases of excessive usage. Click the link below to view a chart detailing the specific allowances, restrictions and limitation of our Starter, Business and Business Pro shared hosting plans.