(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Cirrus Hosting, a leading provider of VPS hosting and cloud hosting, has announced the introduction of virtual private server and cloud server hosting plans based on Ubuntu Server 14.04 and CentOS 7, which bring many new features and enhancements to Cirrus Hosting’s powerful and flexible Canadian hosting platform.
CentOS 7 and Ubuntu Server 14.04 incorporate several powerful new features that have been recently added to the Linux kernel and numerous application updates. Both operating systems now include support for LXC and Linux Containers, the system-level virtualization method which allows for the running of multiple isolated Linux environments on a single host. Linux Container support enables the use of Docker and other systems that allow developers to build, ship, and run applications in portable environments.
“Both CentOS 7 and Ubuntu Server 14.04 include exciting new features that improve the efficiency, productivity, and flexibility of our hosting platform,” commented Cirrus President and CEO Ali Mirdamadi. “LXC support in particular will be a welcome addition for developers. Containers enable developers to move applications smoothly from development and testing environments into production on Cirrus Hosting servers.”
Other highlights of Ubuntu Server 14.04, a long-term support release also known as Trusty Tahir, include Python 3.4, Puppet 3, a major version upgrade for the Apache web server which moves from version 2.2 to version 2.4, and PHP 5.5. Major changes to CentOS 7 include in-place upgrades from CentOS 6.5, XFS as the default filesystem, and LVM snapshots. Both operating systems also benefit from numerous updates to core applications and libraries.
Cirrus Hosting provides a comprehensive range of high-performance, ultra-reliable virtual private server and cloud server hosting plans that include root access, instant provisioning, and hardware independence with failover and fully redundant infrastructure. Cirrus Hosting takes security seriously, and the company’s hosting platform provides peace of mind for clients with DDOS, botnet, and malware protection.
About Cirrus Hosting
Cirrus Tech Ltd. has been a leader in providing affordable, dependable VM and VPS hosting services in Canada since 1999. They have hosted and supported hundreds of thousands of websites and applications for Canadian businesses and clients around the world. As a BBB member with an A+ rating, Cirrus Tech is a top-notch Canadian web hosting company with professional support, rigorous reliability and easily upgradable VPS solutions that grow right alongside your business. Cirrus Tech’s enterprise hosting platform also provides on-demand, high-availability cloud hosting for clients who need the ultimate in scalability and performance. For more information, visit http://www.cirrushosting.com/