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Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Below, we provide you with a basic chart of the largest differences between  OpenVZ VPS Hosting and Xen VPS Hosting.

OpenVZ VPS Hosting  Xen VPS Hosting
Speed Fastest Fast
Custom Kernel Compiling  Not possible Yes, Compile anyway!
VM Isolation Shares host nodes kernel. Does not have complete isolation Complete isolation from other containers. The abuse of other VM's will not affect yours
Overselling Yes, overselling can be done Overselling is not allowed as resources are dedicated
Running JAVA Don't even look at me Look at me. I'll treat you much better then OpenVZ
Stability Least reliable due to not having total isolation - shared kernel Most reliable due to having complete isolation

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