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KVM VPS packages enabled on our hosting platform

linux kvm logoWe are pleased to inform you that brand new Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) VPS packages have just been enabled on the iWebz Web Hosting platform, replacing the Virtuozzo VPS plans. Read more about them and get started within minutes!

About KVM

The key difference between KVM-driven VPSs and almost all other kinds of VPSs is the server virtualization environment itself. With KVM, there’s absolutely no requirement for any supplementary virtualization software to be installed on the server. The indispensable software commands are engrafted straight into the host OS kernel itself instead.

This goes to say that you can select pretty much any Operating System that can run on the specific server. Do you need to run BSD on your virtual server? This can be done. Do you need to use Windows? No problem.

This vastly minimizes the system resources that the physical server needs to reserve in order to run extra applications and makes those resources in turn available to the virtual machines. The absence of an extra communication layer also slashes the I/O waiting time, efficiently making your virtual server run markedly faster.

As usual, each of the Linux KVM virtual private servers provided by iWebz Web Hosting comes preloaded with SSD hard disks rather than ordinary HDD hard drives. So nothing changes there.

The Linux KVM virtual private servers are loaded with a number of free bonus deals, that include a dedicated IP address for your site.

Currently these VPSs are only available at our U.S. data center at Steadfast/Chicago.

Get started with KVM

Learn more about this powerful VPS solution from our website. You can also visit the website and compare all plans online.

Your own virtual private server will be configured in up to 60 minutes right after registration (select the KVM tab, then select the desired configuration/plan).

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OpenVZ VPS vs. Virtuozzo VPS

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OpenVZ (by Parallels Inc.)

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OpenVZ is is a Linux-based virtualization platform based on the Linux Kernel. OpenVZ allows a physical server to run multiple isolated operating system instances known as containers. OpenVZ can only run Linux-based operating systems such as CentOS, Fedora, Gentoo, and Debian.

One disadvantage of OpenVZ is that users are not able to make any kernel modifications. All virtual servers have to get along with the kernel version the host runs on. However because it doesn’t have the overhead of managing virtual machines, it is very fast and efficient compared to Xen, KVM and VMware.

OpenVZ is the open source version of Virtuozzo. It comes without the high-end features that accompany it’s expensive big brother, Virtuozzo. Being open source, it works with an open source VPS control panel such as SolusVM which keeps hosting charges low.

If you are looking for a fast, affordable and good VPS solution (memory, disk space, bandwidth, etc.) , OpenVZ is for you.

Virtuozzo (also by Parallels Inc. )

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Efficient use of server resources is its primary strength. Virtuozzo partitions a Windows or Linux server into multiple execution environments (virtual environments). Using the OS virtualization method, Virtuozzo is noted for its performance and virtualization density (hundreds of virtual environments can run simultaneously).

However, since Virtuozzo is not open-source, it is not free and adds an additional cost to the hosting charges. It comes with its own VPS control panel.

Setup your own OpenVZ / Virtuozzo Linux VPS