(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Certified Hosting, a leading shared, reseller, and dedicated server hosting company, announced today major improvements in uptime and stability across the company’s shared hosting platform by moving to advanced, innovative CloudLinux OS and Ksplice Uptrack technologies. New and existing Certified Hosting customers using unlimited shared hosting plans will appreciate the increased stability, performance, and availability of their websites thanks to the move.
“The reason for the move is to provide an even more stable environment for Certified Hosting customers using our shared hosting services,” says Kacy Carlsen, Certified Hosting co-founder and CEO. “With innovative technology like CloudLinux OS and Ksplice Uptrack in place, customers using Certified Hosting unlimited hosting plans will definitely enjoy better uptime and performance of their websites and improved quality of service from the Certified Hosting support team.”
Regardless of how great any web hosting provider’s uptime is, there is still downtime every now and then caused by two different factors. While Certified Hosting has a guaranteed 99.9% uptime for customers on all shared hosting plans, occasional downtime, albeit short, has been inevitable due to the shortcomings of previous shared hosting platform technology and server reboots as a result of Linux OS kernel patching. In the past, all shared web hosting providers and their customers had to put up with these two issues as there was no way to fix these prevailing issues.
“To combat these two factors and make our uptime even better, Certified Hosting chose the latest innovative CloudLinux OS and Ksplice Uptrack technology for all our shared web hosting servers,” says Carlsen. “When combined, these two great and innovative technologies allow running shared servers almost without any reboots resulting in nearly zero downtime for shared hosting customers’ websites. Each technology is aimed at combating one of the two major factors causing downtime on a shared hosting platform.”
CloudLinux is an innovative server operating system (OS) that has been designed specifically for shared hosting environments as an alternative to conventional operating systems like CentOS and RHEL. CloudLinux OS features website account isolation on an OS level, which is similar to VPS hosting and results in a more stable shared hosting solution platform. Deploying CloudLinux OS allows Certified Hosting to ensure resource spikes caused by a customer’s website do not take down the entire server. Each customer will be assigned a finite amount of resources, which will ultimately increase stability and uptime for all shared hosting accounts.
“The Ksplice Uptrack service combats another major factor causing downtime in any hosting environment – reboots due to Linux OS kernel patching. Usually, Linux servers need to be rebooted monthly or more often to apply kernel security updates. If you look at Certified Hosting’s uptime record, you will see that most of our downtime is caused by having to reboot servers to apply these updates,” says Carlsen. “With Ksplice Uptrack, Certified Hosting limits the amount of downtime, if any, that normally occurs due to kernel security updates. There will be no more server reboots as all updates will be applied by hot-patching a running kernel.”
Certified Hosting technicians have also embraced both technologies. With CloudLinux OS and Ksplice Uptrack in place, they will not have to rush to pinpoint website accounts causing spikes and get servers back online or spend additional hours to take servers down to perform kernel updates. Instead, Certified Hosting’s tech support team can spend more time answering questions and helping customers get the most out of their shared web hosting experience.
“Certified Hosting constantly monitors the IT market for new and innovative technologies that we can implement to make our customers’ online experiences even better. We are extremely confident that the CloudLinux OS and Ksplice Uptrack combination will provide us and Certified Hosting customers with a more reliable, stable, and secure shared hosting environment than ever,” concludes Carlsen.
Certified Hosting also provides 24/7/365 expert support and monitoring with all shared hosting plans and a host of other free features. To find out more about Certified Hosting’s unlimited shared hosting plans with maximum uptime and availability in the hosting industry, shared web hosting customers are encouraged to visit http://certifiedhosting.com/unlimited-web-hosting/.