As noted in Network Issues, we performed a Linux Kernel Upgrade. We have moved to CloudLinux from CentOS 6. With this upgrade comes new features, more stability and more availability.
The main feature that comes with this upgrade is the ability to select which version of PHP you wish to use with your site. Previously you were restricted to the same version of PHP as the rest of our client base was using. With this upgrade, however, you now have the ability to choose from 3 different versions of PHP. You can now choose from PHP 5.4, 5.5 or 5.6. For security reasons, we have not enabled any version prior to 5.4. You are also able to choose which extensions you'd like to have enabled with PHP. All this can be done from within your main cPanel control window.
As an added benefit to CloudLinux, you can now be assured that no other site on the server will interfere with your site's operation. If the new Lightweight Virtual Environment manager detects that another site is using more resources than they should be using, it throttles their resource usage back and protects your access to server resources. With this protection in place, another user using more resources than they're supposed to won't cause your site to crash or slow down.
When it comes to online presence, availability is key. More online time means more online sales. With this upgrade, the server no longer needs to reboot for future kernel upgrades and security updates are installed quicker. This means a more stable and more secure environment for your website and more uptime to make your presence known to the online world.
We hope you will be as happy with these upgrades as we are to bring them to you. If you have any concerns, please feel free to open a support ticket and we'll do our best to alleviate them.
Sunday, December 14, 2014