CloudLinux Announces New Simplified MySQL Governor Software

November 20, 2012 by  

Web Hosting ServicesPrinceton, NJ – Leading shared hosting operating system (OS) developer CloudLinux (, announced today, a new and improved MySQL Governor system to help shared hosting providers manage and monitor MySQL usage more efficiently. The new version of MySQL Governor streamlines the work of hosting providers that want to identify MySQL abusers by targeting just a few key hardware resources. In addition, the new release allows hosting companies to throttle resource usage instead of resorting to account disconnections.

“With the use of content management systems (CMS) and other rich applications, MySQL usage is becoming a standard requirement for shared hosting customers,” says Igor Seletskiy, Founder and CEO at CloudLinux. “But as more customers use MySQL databases, it is easy for hardware resources to become stretched and performance to suffer. It is important that shared hosting companies have a way to find customers who abuse MySQL and as a result, abuse their hosting provider’s hardware resources. Our new MySQL Governor software is a powerful way to identify abusers, without the need to configure a wide range of complex parameters. Hosting companies can effectively monitor MySQL usage, without dramatically increasing their workloads.”

Previously, CloudLinux offered MySQL Governor with an array of parameters that could be controlled and monitored by hosting providers. However, the User Stats patch for this approach was complex to configure and slow to identify abusers. With the newly updated version of MySQL Governor, which is currently in Beta, hosting companies can configure acceptable usage limits across just three parameters – CPU, IO Read, and IO Write. These are the three hardware resources that are most commonly affected by MySQL abusers; an increase in CPU or disk IO usage is a strong indicator that a customer may be abusing their MySQL functionality. By focusing on fewer parameters, the new MySQL Governor is easier to configure and can identify abusers instantly. CloudLinux has leveraged speed to offer incremental, time-based settings. For example, a hosting provider can allow increased resource usage for the first ten seconds, and then gradually limit usage over the following minutes. As a result, hosting companies can carefully throttle resources to maintain performance on other accounts, without instantly disconnecting users. Of course, it is also possible to take more decisive action if increased resource usage persists for long periods of time.

“We are always working to improve the feature set we offer shared hosting providers,” says Seletskiy. “By streamlining the way MySQL Governor works with resources, we have made it easier to implement, monitor, and control. The new MySQL Governor gives hosting providers the opportunity to find abusers quickly and efficiently. Currently, MySQL Governor is controlled with a command line utility, but we are working on a web interface for the system that will be available very soon. In conjunction with the core CloudLinux features, we are confident MySQL Governor gives hosting companies the power to maintain performance and get more from the hardware they manage.”

CloudLinux is the only operating system that is designed specifically for the needs of shared web hosting companies. Using a container system called Lightweight Virtual Environments (LVE), each individual shared web hosting plan is allocated a specified amount of hardware resources, including CPU, RAM, and disk IO. With these rigid resource limits in place, hosting companies can increase their revenue by filling their hardware servers to capacity as no customers will be able to monopolize system resources. Now, with MySQL Governor, hosting companies can control MySQL usage along with other resources.

“Like most of the software in the CloudLinux suite, MySQL Governor is the result of demand from hosting companies,” says Seletskiy. “CloudLinux makes it possible for hosting providers to control usage on a per-account basis, and as we continue to refine CloudLinux and add new features, the level of control becomes more granular. The impact of this is significant. With greater control over their hardware and shared accounts, hosting providers can maximize their services and in turn, their profits.”

CloudLinux is an operating system that was developed in response to the requirements of shared hosting companies that were not being met by any other system. As the OS grows in popularity, CloudLinux continues to introduce new and more advanced features and companion tools, giving shared hosting companies everything they need to succeed.

To learn more about CloudLinux, CloudLinux OS, and the new MySQL Governor, current and prospective customers are encouraged to visit

About CloudLinux
CloudLinux was founded in 2009 to address the distinctive needs of web hosting providers. The company’s headquarters are in Princeton, New Jersey, and its development team, composed of employees with an appreciable proficiency in the hosting business, is based in Donetsk, Ukraine. CloudLinux is a stable, privately funded company geared toward providing the ideal operating system (OS) to make even the most intricate and divergent hosting needs more straightforward. The company’s flagship OS is optimized to help hosting providers deliver more stable shared hosting services, with account isolation and resource allocation on an OS level.
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