ClusterCS: All you need to know
ClusterCS is a SaaS Web Server Management Panel that allows companies and individuals to remotely manage their cloud VPS and dedicated servers.
This control panel is designed to work with any cloud instance, dedicated server or VPS, set up advanced domain access rules, and build high availability web clusters with just a few clicks. With ClusterCS, you have a platform that unifies all your servers and instances into a single location, making it easy for you to manage them.
The location of the server does not matter. ClusterCS also guarantees faster load speeds and provides you with comprehensive insight and performance metrics for detailed statistics and analytics.
ClusterCS works with your existing domains, you just have to map them using the guidelines shown later in the article.
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Things that make ClusterCS the amazing thing it is:
- ClusterCS has a pretty neat, easy to use interface.
- It is absolutely easy to operate, and requires very less technical expertise, as most of the hard work is already done by the support team.
- ClusterCS enables the user to host multiple websites, databases, and emails under a single account.
- Setup is almost automated.
- The website loading speed, which is one of the key factors in SEO, is top notch.
- An amazing support staff.
- Automated Backups
The interface: Panel Features
EASY TO SETUP
Setting up a control panel on a VPS is a time-consuming job that requires a knowledgeable sysadmin or developer. ClusterCS automates the setup, installing the required packages and securing the server at a push of a button.
ClusterCS automates the setup, installing the required packages and securing the server at a push of a button.
Manage all your servers or instances from one single place. No matter where your servers are located (AWS, Digitalocean, dedicated servers on any datacenter) you can manage them all from one single ClusterCS Panel account.
BETTER LOADING SPEED
ClusterCS can help reduce overall strain on the hardware by creating your own traffic and caching rules and by offering support for Nginx and Lighttpd, that use the memory and CPU much better than a regular simple Apache based hosting.
RESOURCE USAGE STATS
ClusterCS provides comprehensive insight and performance metrics for all the relevant info (Server Load, Connections, Failed page loads). You can even consult historical data long after you migrated your site on a different hosting provider.
ClusterCS offers full domain management (DNS, FTP, DB, emails etc). Also, ClusterCS can help automate migrations between hosts, providing the same management interface no matter where your VPS is located.
SELF-MONITORING & HEALING
ClusterCS will monitor and restart services once they stop and will maintain logs with recent events that caught you by surprise. You can even see detailed MySQL queries that may have been problematic at that time.
To set up your website with ClusterCS, you need to perform the following steps
- Click on the control panel, and fill in the server details provided to you.
- Once you are done with that, you have to click on domains and map your domain.
- After this, click on Databases
Set any name you wish for your Database:
You also need a user for the CMS to connect to the newly-created database:
Again, choose a fitting name, and you can use our generator for a secure password:
Keep localhost checked if you are in a single server environment, and need to connect only from within it. If you want to have access to the database remotely or have a Cluster, then Anyhost will allow you so.
Giving permissions to access the database to the user should be the next step. Keep in mind, you should give it only the permissions it needs. (For most CMS, the permissions needed are SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, however, they may vary depending on the CMS and the plugins that you need).
Now you should have enough to install your chosen CMS… except for the CMS. Go ahead, download your CMS of choice and upload it to the public_html folder of your domain.
For example’s sake, I have chosen WordPress, from https://wordpress.org/latest.zip
Accessing your domain will take you to the install script of the CMS. Here is what mine looked like:
Congratulations! You should now have a working CMS installed on your domain!
If you are an individual, you can opt for the Site Owner plan, which costs just $7 a month.
If you need more power and support, you can opt for the Web Agencies and the Sysadmin plans as well.