Originally Posted by Lee-RackSRV
At present theyre are quite a few VPS' designed specifically for minecraft-esque hosting. Minecraft is heavy ram, low cpu, high IO.
If you allow for the above you should have no issues hosting minecraft vps services.
If I remember rightly there's a minecraft panel OS made specifically for this type of hosting.
Hope this helps, good luck with your venture.
low CPU? Are you sure?
I have hosted several, and all I have seen is loads above 8.00 at times and regularly at 2-3.00.
Ram is mainly at 1.5GB to get it all start 1.2GB sometimes, but yes, the CPU is heavy, seriously heavy, thats when we decided to limit those types of users, however Xen would most likely handle the CPU better than openVZ.