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.
There are two ways to determine if a cPanel-based account uses CageFS. Use whichever of the following methods you prefer.
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:
To use the command line to determine whether or not your account uses CageFS, follow these steps:
Examine the output from the command:
If your account uses Plesk instead of cPanel, follow these steps:
For more information about CageFS, please visit the CloudLinux product page.