Should I use CloudLinux or Alma on a VPS?

Ram Freedman

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Hi,
I'm moving to a new VPS from shared hosting server.
Should I use CloudLinux or maybe Alma is better?

As far as I know CloudLinux is best for shared hosting - Is there any reason to use it on VPS?

What about Alma - Is it better?

Is there any security features that are not available in Alma but available in CloudLinux?
As far as I know there are good tools in CloudLinux to handle attacks on the server or any other security concerns (SecureLink, CageFS, IMUNIFY360 / Proactive Defense, and probably much more) - can I use them all in Alma?

Regards,
Ram
 
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Hey there! CloudLinux would give you additional tools to limit users on the system. In addition to typical things like disk quotas and addon domains, CloudLinux lets you limit Inodes, CPU, and RAM usage on a per-account basis, as well as many other features:


If that's interesting to you, and you think you'll need to limit clients resources further than what is available with only cPanel, it's a great tool. If you don't think that will benefit your hosting needs, AlamLinux is fine - neither is "better" but just different.
 

Ram Freedman

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Thanks!

CloudLinux lets you limit Inodes, CPU, and RAM usage on a per-account basis
I'm using this VPS only for myself - I will not use this VPS for shared hosting or something like that.
So I guess (and please correct me if I'm wrong) - I will have only one account and there will be no need to limits usage like that - right?
Or maybe this is a way to protect myself against DDoS attacks?

Thanks again.
Ram
 

Ram Freedman

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For that situation I don't think you'd get much benefit from CloudLinux. The primary goal with that software is to ensure that one site doesn't overload the server, but that won't be an issue with your machine.
Thanks.

Do you know of any security issues with Alma?
Can I use the same tools ( SecureLink, CageFS, IMUNIFY360 / Proactive Defense ) like the ones in CloudLinux to handle attacks on the server or any other such security concerns?

Thanks again!
Ram