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  Post #1 (permalink)   06-08-2017, 08:57 AM
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Which is the best XEN or KVM VPS for you?

  Post #2 (permalink)   06-08-2017, 09:39 PM
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I think, its just the matter of preference but it also depends on what type of applications you want to host on VPS, how much will be utilization etc.

I've worked on all three (OpenVZ, XEN and KVM) technologies and they have their own pros and cons.

But, as you've specifically asked about XEN or KVM then I would recommend you to go with KVM due to its architecture, provide isolation and resources are dedicated to it.

Its bit complex but with appropriate optimization of VPS and installation drivers, KVM would work great.

I hope it helps.
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  Post #3 (permalink)   06-09-2017, 12:06 AM
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Generally speaking, you can't compare OpenVZ to XEN/KVM since those are completely two different worlds.

OpenVZ: Linux only, (very) shared resources which makes it harder to avoid from one VM cause trouble to others (resources / performance wise).
XEN/KVM: Better performance, better isolation features between each and every VM (H/W resources wise), supports both Windows and Linux OS.

In short, if you are going to offer Linux and Windows VMs, certainly OpenVZ is a no go, you have to choose either KVM Or XEN and here, it's up to each individual's taste. Google for both and find which one you find more suitable for your taste.
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  Post #4 (permalink)   06-11-2017, 05:20 AM
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Generally speaking VMs running on KVM vs XEN benchmark better in solusvm. I tested both before deciding which to use in our solusvm system. Make sure your use virtio drivers for any windows VMs/templates too if you choose KVM. Also solusvm didnt support the latest XEN at the time of our install, so that was another reason. Xen has a few different VM levels , PV & HVM too. It all depends on the control panel you plan to go with to manage your vms or resell them.

My recommendation is go with KVM.
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  Post #5 (permalink)   06-11-2017, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Hostslayer View Post
Which is the best XEN or KVM VPS for you?
It completely depends on your uses. You can read this it may help you to choose.

  Post #6 (permalink)   06-29-2017, 04:23 AM
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We have moved almost everything to VMware. However, we still have some infrastructure for KVM-based VM's and we like it more than Xen... which does't mean that Xen itself isn't a very good virtualization technology.
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  Post #7 (permalink)   07-04-2017, 07:24 AM
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As already said it depends on your needs but also on your knowledge. If you don't feel comfortable to admin kvm or xen don't go that route. You need to work with it every day and in case of problems needs to be able to solve this issues quick!

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