vps hosting – openVZ or XEN
this is the two main choices of vps hosting. which one do you need?
1. i need an independent environment
Your choice is XEN. XEN is similar to a dedicate server, other nodes on the same server will not affect you.
openVZ nodes would affect each other, however, the system resource usage is much less than XEN.
2. i am a linux starter
If you are not so familiar with linux environment, you can try openVZ first.
After you are confident, you can try XEN, based on price concern.
3. i need to see all logs
Your choice is XEN. we have try using openVZ, however, some logs are missing, for example auth.log, boot.log, dmesg, kern.log.
If you need to have a deep trace on the server, you can only choose XEN.
4. i need swap control
OpenVZ do not have swap. If you use up all the memory, your server would shutdown immediate.
However, for XEN, even if you use up the memory, you still have swap for buffer.
5. i need a better server performance
If OpenVZ is not oversell and have enough spare resource, the average performance of OpenVZ is much better than XEN.