Which virtualization software is better?
I am thinking of just buying a dedicated server instead of having multiple VPS nodes(currently with HostEurope, Hetzner and LeaseWeb).
I can save money if i buy a dedicated server and run Xen or OpenVZ on it.
What do you guys think? Is this a good idea? Which one do you use or will you use.
This is for personal use and not for web hosting, so i do not have any customers to care about.
OpenVZ is a little lighter weight but offers less isolation plus it can not install Windows.
Xen is a little heavier but provides better isolation between vps's and also allows for you to load Windows.
If this is for personal and you don't need windows then OpenVZ would be fine.
Is there like GUI manager to manage the nodes or how can one easily manage the nodes? Also i know web hosts have custom built managers they use to deploy OS and other things. Is there any open source project for that or some easy way to have such manager also?