OpenVZ vs VMware

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by xciso, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. xciso

    xciso Member

    Hi. I´m going to set up a new VPS. My VPS host say I cant install Debian 10 at OpenVZ and that I need to use VMware. The VMware is about $5 month.
    Is VMware better then OpenVZ? Or should I use OpenVZ and run Debian 9?

    I will use the VPS for my own together with ISPconfig to host my sites, mailbox and some other stuff.
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    OpenVZ Kernel is dead, so your host is right that Debian 10 is not possible on OpenVZ. Personally, I won't use VMWare for a Linux VPS. I use VMWare for development and it's fine for that, but I won't use it to host a Linux VPS in a datacenter. My personal choice would be to use a different VPS hoster :) There are plenty of them that use different Linux based virtualization technologies like KVM that support Debian 10, to name a few popular: Linode, Hetzner, Digitalocean or Upcloud.
  3. xciso

    xciso Member

    Thanks for your answer. The host is in top 3 in Sweden. They have been in the business for many years and hove own serverrooms.
    Will OpenVZ die out? Why dont you recommend VMware for VPS use?
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    I did not say that they are a bad provider, I just said that they don't provide a virtualization technology that I would use.

    Yes, the 'traditional' OpenVZ Kernel is already dead.

    Using them for Windows is fine, for Linux, they are more expensive and at least in my experience, slower. But if cost and speed are not your primary factors for choosing a virtualization technology, then using VMWare is fine.
  5. xciso

    xciso Member

    Thanks for your answer. Which virtualization do you recommend?
  6. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    @till wrote in #2
    That is also what I use, running on Proxmox.

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