Successful online businesses can quickly outgrow the shared hosting plans offered by hosting providers. Growing e-commerce and content sites may start out with shared hosting, but eventually require VPS hosting or dedicated hardware to handle growing traffic volumes.
CloudLinux addressed this need by rolling out CloudLinux OS Solo, a hosting OS for small businesses or individuals with just one hosting account – but the need for a robust hosting OS that can handle high traffic volumes.
Thanks to CloudLinux OS Solo, online businesses can now migrate to a VPS or dedicated hosting solution that has the same features the site owner enjoyed on a shared server.
Shared hosting providers want to provide a seamless upgrade path to managed, dedicated, or VPS hosting from shared hosting that relies on the CloudLinux OS Shared. Therefore, Cloudlinux OS Solo provides 1:1 feature parity for rapid upgrade to a VPS hosting plan. After all, customers expect to have all features they enjoyed on shared servers but with a whole range of additional benefits.
That means that they need PHP version selectors and support for outdated PHP versions. The new features released in CloudLinux Solo fulfill these requirements and offer an enhanced migration upgrade route to a VPS or dedicated hosting plan.
New features included in CloudLinux Solo
Today we are happy to release three very important CloudLinux OS features for Solo licensing plan users.
- HardenedPHP: Secures old and unsupported versions of PHP – an essential feature for website owners. In those old versions, (including the widely used 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, and 5.6) vulnerabilities are not patched by the PHP.net community, even if they are discovered. HardenedPHP bridges the gap, ensuring greater PHP security.
- РHP Selector: Gives a website admin ultimate flexibility, allowing users to select – with just a few clicks – a specific PHP version they need to run their website and the popular extensions it relies on.
- CageFS: A virtualized file system that prevents a large number of attacks, including most privilege escalation and information disclosure attacks. Although this feature is not critical for VPS or dedicated server users, it ensures the proper functioning of PHP Selector and HardenedPHP features.
Together these features provide CloudLinux Solo users with the powerful capabilities they enjoyed in their shared hosting environment, but within a more dedicated and more capable hosting environment.
Want to offer your hosting customers a clear upgrade path? Learn how to install CloudLinux Solo here.