View Poll Results: What's your preferred VPS technology as a customer?

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  • Parallels Virtuozzo

    7 9.21%
  • OpenVZ

    14 18.42%
  • Xen

    50 65.79%
  • VMWare

    2 2.63%
  • Hyper-V

    3 3.95%
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    Post Preferred VPS technology.

    Just a quick poll - As a VPS customer, what is your preferred VPS technology.

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    I prefer openvz

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    Has to be Xen , for it's reliability , stability and usability

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sposs View Post
    Has to be Xen , for it's reliability , stability and usability
    Agreed - Plus Xen is more like having a dedicated server, whereas OpenVZ is more like having a shared one.
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    As a customer, Xen or KVM.
    What did you expect was going to happen?
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    I prefer OpenVZ. Very simple and easy to manage

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    Lots of Xen fans - what control panel would you pair up with it?

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    Virtuozzo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sposs View Post
    Has to be Xen , for it's reliability , stability and usability
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    It honestly doesn't get much better.

    If Solus support is great and the product is very stable.

    Still has a few things that need improving/implementing but so far we're very impressed.
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    OpenVZ makes VPS affordable
    and yes, Xen VPS is really fast
    I vote for OpenVZ
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    So it's clear that Xen is the favourite but is everyone actually using Xen (thinking cost here) or do you actually opt for the cheaper OpenVZ.

    Also, what does Virtuozzo bring to the party if Xen out performs it and OpenVZ cheaper? Can't see why a hosting provider would fork out another £100ish per month, per node (depending on containers on the node, this may be more or less)? Looks nice?

    Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutnut View Post
    Lots of Xen fans - what control panel would you pair up with it?
    Most definitely SolusVM - it is an excellent control panel, and really easy to use (both as a system administrator, and end-user) - plus, there's an active development team working on new features all the time, and the support is really good too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nutnut View Post
    So it's clear that Xen is the favourite but is everyone actually using Xen (thinking cost here) or do you actually opt for the cheaper OpenVZ.
    That will vary from user to user.

    Generally, top quality hosts will use Xen, as it (almost) guarantees that you will get the resources the provider states you will have.
    OpenVZ is far easier to oversell on the other hand - which is why unfortunately, a lot of hosts use it.

    Let's put it this way, if there were two hosts, with identical plans (ignoring things like customer support etc. for the moment), one offering OpenVZ plans, and the other offering Xen at the same price, I would definitely go for Xen.
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    Voted for Hyper-V !
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    go with xen

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    xen more advantage to user....go for xen
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    +1 for Xen - its just more versatile.
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    My VPS is on Virtuozzo and it runs great! I would like to try Xen sometime, but as long as they are both "up", how would I tell which is better???
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    Xen all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutnut View Post
    Lots of Xen fans - what control panel would you pair up with it?
    not very important to me, what panel it is, or does i even have access to some panel.
    but some ppl like client vps panels, solusvm seems to be one of the currently popular ones.

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    Another vote for Xen!
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    Xen is defo winning at the moment
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    +1 for Xen. More isolation from others on the carrier = more stability!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL-Benjamin View Post
    +1 for Xen - its just more versatile.
    How so? I assume you've used Virtuozzo and Openvz to say this. I'm keen to hear why it's more "versatile".

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnownHost View Post
    How so? I assume you've used Virtuozzo and Openvz to say this. I'm keen to hear why it's more "versatile".
    Yes I have; I just feel it is a better container. It is of course my opinion, and nothing more - its not backed by scrupulous market data
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    Could've include Linux KVM in the poll as well. I know several vendors uses KVM.

    Even if KVM is in the list, I'd still vote for Xen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AL-Benjamin View Post
    Yes I have; I just feel it is a better container. It is of course my opinion, and nothing more - its not backed by scrupulous market data
    I should have checked your site before asking. You sell Xen VPS's. So that's a no-brainer. For that same reason I will have to say I feel Virtuozzo is better. No real reason other than it's extremely reliable and works like a charm, just my opinion.

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    Voted for Xen due to its stability and reliability I have both Xen and OpenVZ VPS
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    Xen / Citrix all the way !
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    Quote Originally Posted by xtrac568 View Post
    not very important to me, what panel it is, or does i even have access to some panel.
    but some ppl like client vps panels, solusvm seems to be one of the currently popular ones.
    Xen all the way for me again.

    Regarding control panels, I like DTC, but in reality a control panel for a VPS isn't used that often after initial setup. As long as it does the essentials, I don't think it matters too much.
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    While that's true but you need to think long term.

    More and more people are using the internet, so the easier to use and the more features the better. When you start getting to 100s, of users it begins to become essential.

    That doesn't mean slap together some code and call it a panel so don't take it out of context.

    gigatux is right though, usually after initial setup (same goes for dedicated) unless they purchase a managed service, users tend to be able to look after themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katatonic View Post
    gigatux is right though, usually after initial setup (same goes for dedicated) unless they purchase a managed service, users tend to be able to look after themselves.
    Thanks. I can certainly understand peoples' need for a feature-full control panel within the VPS, one to control the actual VPS need only be relatively simple, with features to:

    • Start the VPS
    • Shut it down/destroy it
    • Reinstall an OS
    • Provide access to a console (serial or graphical)
    • (possibly) change IP/rDNS settings
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    The latest craze I see is being able to reset iptables when clients lock themselves out.

    We use a control panel for the management/deployment of VPSes - it's not so much for end users as most of them don't care about a lot of the features any way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katatonic View Post
    The latest craze I see is being able to reset iptables when clients lock themselves out.
    Ha - I like that! Still, hopefully console access allows this kind of access hopefully (as long as they haven't mucked up /etc/inittab!)
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    You should really split this up into Windows and Linux VPS.

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    OpenVZ, I prefer it when the host makes things easy. Fancy panels are always nice.
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    I prefer OpenVZ but due to the popularity of Xen and demand for it, we will be moving towards Xen based virtualization for lower cost offerings.

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    One thing not really mentioned is to even use Virtuozzo you need to ante up and commit to use it. So this means less will be able to "afford" it. Only a few providers bundle it with their dedicated servers which in turn means you need to pay a nice amount of $$ to just use it by going directly to the vendor. Of course in turn this means less will use it but the ones using it pay big bucks to offer it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnownHost View Post
    I should have checked your site before asking. You sell Xen VPS's. So that's a no-brainer. For that same reason I will have to say I feel Virtuozzo is better. No real reason other than it's extremely reliable and works like a charm, just my opinion.
    I couldn't agree more. VZ has been very reliable, I'm not saying Xen isn't reliable - but VZ has proven itself in our environment and our clients have been pleased. The downside to VZ is it has a high cost associated with it, so if a provider wants to offer VZ, they have to be ready to pony up and commit to spending a fair amount of money. I don't know what their current minimum commitment is, but it is probably fairly high for most smaller providers.
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    I'm not sure cost comes into it. Had we thought pvc was better, we would have gone that route - especially given we are largely a plesk house.

    I agree xen makes it easier for the smaller players, but equally its not quite so easy as pvc to use if you don't know what you are doing.

    xen was the way we went at any rate.
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