This article describes how to determine if your hosting account is on a server that uses CageFS.
A2 Hosting's newer managed servers use CageFS, a virtual filesystem that isolates each user's data and processes. This helps improve server performance, stability, and security.
Some features and applications (particularly developer-related programs that run from the command line) require different configurations when CageFS is enabled. Therefore, it can be useful to know whether or not your account is on a server that uses CageFS.
Only VPS accounts run the chance of not having CageFS currently.
There are two ways to determine if an account uses CageFS. Use whichever of the following methods you prefer.
To use the command line to determine whether or not your account uses CageFS, follow these steps:
Examine the output from the check_cagefs command:
To use cPanel to determine whether or not your account uses CageFS, follow these steps:
Alternatively, if there is a PHP Version icon, your account does not use CageFS:
For more information about CageFS, please visit https://cloudlinux.com/index.php/cagefs.