Understanding the different types of VPS


Andy

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When a web hosting company offers VPS, there are two types, OpenVZ and KVM.

Sometimes it's not obvious which type of VPS is being offered. The term "Cloud" will sometimes be used when KVM is being used.

Open VZ

Pros:

Easier for the web host to support, it requires less knowledge.

Cons:

On extremely large web sites it's not as easy to dedicate additional resources, but extremely large web site would be using a dedicated server, so this is a non-issue.

KVM

Pros:

On extremely large web sites it's not as easy to dedicate additional resources, but extremely large web site would be using a dedicated server, so this is a non-issue.

Cons:

Many web hosts simply don't have the knowledge to properly support it. The end results is a forum which has many problems.
 
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