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  • What is container based hosting?

    Is there anyone familiar with container based hosting?

  • #2
    I recommend having a read of which will probably answer a lot of your questions rather than people just trying to rewrite the containerisation bible here for you.


    • #3

      Container based are for instance, VPS hosting accounts, based on OpenVZ virtualization technology where you have own OS (e.g. Linux CentOS, Debian, etc.) installed, dedicated IP assigned and full root access to install any software you want. If you're looking for a low cost and reliable VPS, check these out -

      It is much better, reliable and private then if you compare with the shared hosting, where users are sharing same IP and operating system.


      • #4
        In my opinion, containers are the best choice if you're hosting your website on the webserver without any control panel. Container is faster then KVM vps for example.


        • #5
          Container is faster but need to share kernel with host. It implies that some features of your OS can be disabled, such as network bridging, quota, tun/tap. Nowadays, there is some workaround:
          • Quota can be enabled per request. You have to enable "2nd level quota" on the host.
          • Tun/tap can be also enabled per request on the host.
          Most of control panel can run on containers: cPanel, ISPConfig, ...


          • #6
            Awesome thread!


            • #7
              Container based hosting is such a great option for a large variety of users as it provides following benefits:
              1. Less boot time
              2. They're lightweight
              3. Testing and iterations are simplified ad streamlined
              4. They're mostly open source
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              • #8
                "Container based" refers to a virtual environment created through an OS Virtualization, OpenVZ for example.
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                • #9
                  LXC/LXD containers is another option. Siteground used to have a service just doing that - they were too expensive, IMHO. kyup was the name, I think.

                  You can nowadays offer docker containers easily to your hosting clients using computestacks.