Harnesses OnApp Software for True Cloud Hosting

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An industry leader in cPanel hosting software is utilizing new software for its cloud hosting.

Representatives with BuycPanel ( announced today that it is harnessing OnApp Software for true cloud hosting, covering integrated storage and automatic failovers.

“OnApp automates bare metal, smart servers, VPS, public/private cloud and CDN edge servers in the same integrated environment,” said Jamison Oconnell, customer service supervisor and spokesperson for BuycPanel. “With OnApp you get a constantly expanding range of IaaS capabilities that you can take to market, and use to create unique cloud hosting services for your clients.”

cPanel is a web-based client interface. It allows users to monitor things like disk space and bandwidth usage. cPanel also gives the client the ability to manage his own passwords, mail accounts, FTP accounts, sub domains, error pages, protected directories and files, MySQL databases, cron jobs, redirects, and more.

“OnApp includes a high-performance distributed SAN (OnApp Storage) and supports a broad range of other storage technologies,” Oconnell said. “For cloud services based on virtual servers and smart servers you can use any SAN that presents a block device (RAID, LVM, ATAoE, iSCSI and Fibre are all supported). VPS-style services can use local or SAN storage. Bare metal servers use local storage.”

The company spokesman went on to point out that while cPanel gives users’ customers a large range of features that allow them to control virtually every aspect of their websites OnApp enables users to sell a wide range of public cloud, virtual private cloud and hybrid cloud services with pay-as-you-go and plan-based billing.

Virtual servers (i.e. virtual machines/cloud servers) can be based on Xen, KVM and VMware hypervisors. OnApp also supports Amazon EC2 instances, which can be provisioned and managed through the OnApp control panel.

“OnApp is built for resilience at every level, with automatic failover for hypervisors, different High Availability options for the OnApp controller server and configurable redundancy for OnApp's integrated SAN,” Oconnell said. “OnApp's built-in monitoring system keeps track of the health of your cloud and automatically triggers failover based on thresholds you can configure. For your customers' virtual servers and smart servers, failover triggers automatically to migrate from unresponsive to healthy physical hardware.”

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About BuycPanel

BuycPanel is the largest and most trusted external cPanel distributor in the world.

cPanel and WHM includes the latest technologies to help keep your server secure. Our software offers virus protection, rootkit detection, and a host of other tools to allow you to lock down your server. It even helps protect against current threats such as XSRF (“sea surfing”) and XSS attacks.

Source: BuycPanel


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