Cloud Linux OS is an open source Linux distribution designed for use with shared hosting servers. It is created by open source software firm CloudLinux, Inc., who have been creating Linux distributions since 1996.
Cloud Linux OS was initially designed by Christian Reinke and has now been further enhanced. It has taken the open source community by storm and is gaining popularity as a leading Linux distro. This is attributed largely to its low price point, easy installation, and its unique approach to software licensing.
Cloud Linux is a variant of Linux, which has received a lot of attention for its open source software. Its distribution is based on an unstable and beta version of Ubuntu Linux, which is built by Canonical. Cloud Linux works best with the latest versions of Ubuntu, Red Hat and Fedora Linux. Cloud Linux is also compatible with UNIX and is very much user friendly.
This distribution was designed to be highly customizable and to make it as closely resembling its proprietary counterpart, Red Hat Linux, as possible. Cloud Linux takes a very close look at its design and features, and makes certain that it closely resembles Red Hat Linux while still being different enough from it to ensure that its features can be changed as necessary. This is possible because its configuration tools are open source, allowing the user to modify the same or change the same while running the system. There is no need to be concerned with the Linux kernel’s kernel modules, which are not part of the distribution itself.
The primary feature of Cloud Linux which sets it apart from other Linux distributions is its high degree of compatibility with the latest Ubuntu releases. It is therefore able to run the latest versions of most popular Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu, Fedora, Red Hat, and SUSE. Other features include powerful security and management features such as OpenSSL encryption, and the ability to add and remove packages from its repository without requiring any special configuration or administration. These features make it a good choice for those who want to run a server using the latest stable and secure operating systems, but don’t want to spend a lot of time learning Linux.
Cloud Linux is available in several editions, which are designed to meet various needs. You can either install it on your own computer or use one of the pre-installed images available for download. from the distribution’s website. Installation instructions are very simple and straightforward.