BetterLinux announces its imminent demise

Fri, 19th June 2015, 13:59

BetterLinux, a company providing tools for cloud hosting providers to maximize the efficiency of the Linux operating system running on their servers has announced that it is calling it a day and shutting down on July 1.

Dear users of BetterLinux,

Effective immediately we are discontinuing future signups to BetterLinux and have adjusted all licenses to expire on July 1st, 2015. It comes with heavy heart that we are closing the doors on BetterLinux as it's been a great opportunity to work with the Linux community and our users to bring them a quality product for resource management.

We encourage all our users to utilize the time before July 1st, 2015, to uninstall BetterLinux. After that date, BetterLinux will discontinue to function on your servers if you haven't removed it.

Until July 1st, 2015, our site will remain active so anyone can access their client login area, but the installation media has been removed. All documentation will remain available until that time and if you have any issues regarding uninstalling BetterLinux, please contact us.

-BetterLinux Team

While the cessation will likely have little or no impact for the clients of webhosts, the news is noteworthy for the face behind the product. BetterLinux was developed by BlueHost founder and former chief executive Matt Heaton. The technology was first introduced on the Bluehost hosting platform before being offered to other webhosts.

Heaton was also the face behind another well known hosting company HostMonster. BlueHost and HostMonster are two of the numerous brands owned by Megahost Endurance International (EIG). Matt Heaton worked as BetterLinux’s chief executive.

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