What is your favorite type of vps


Content Contributer
I read both polls on WHT and LET. This poll allows multi selection - if you have more than one type of vps you use.

And I do want to know why you use your favorite type of vps.

But please: No technical lists of advatages - we all know them. I am interested in the purpose of the vps.
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Dedi Addict
OpenVZ - Low memory and networking usage. I use these for low traffic websites, dns, and proxy/vpn.

KVM - High memory usage or heavy network usage. Websites with heavy networking needs such as my mirrors, scripts that need a lot of memory to function efficiently, and software that is not supported in OVZ.


Content Contributer
OpenVZ: Just right everthing: Ruby, NodeJS, PHP, static sites, DNS, Proxy, VPN. Even backup servers. If your provider does have a good setup you do not feel any difference between OpenVZ and KVM.

KVM: Running huge databases. And running a specific version of a kernel. I do not want to change nodes/locations everytime I switch kernel versions.


New Member
kvm / xen hvm: openvpn gateways with ip_set backed filtering. anything with an ipsec tunnel attached like an l2tp+ipsec vpn server, anything that needs to run dmcrypt under it, anything needing xattrs or file acls... which is just about everything...

ovz: Single website VMs. DNSd servers. Some userspace test boxes. Reverse proxies/page caches.

I could care less about memory size. If I'm running out, I'll either optimize or deploy/upgrade to a bigger VM.


Not to be taken seriously, ever!
The one that works

And to add.... Using the virt. that is best for the job.

I couldn't vote since vmware esx/vsphere wasn't an option.
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New Member
I had responded on LET


OVZ mostly, if they can get what i wanted done

KVM sometimes due to limitation of OVZ


Server Management Specialist
Verified Provider
OpenVZ, KVM and VMWare.

Been working a lot more with VMWare lately and really like it. Will probably do some videos on KVM management soon here soon.


OpenVZ for less than 20 websites, webmail and source game server

XEN-PV and KVM for high volume cPanel websites (not lowend though)

I experienced latency overhead with XEN-PV and I/O issues with KVM. Go for XEN-PV for easy setup, KVM for more native performance.


Cocktail Enthusiast
Verified Provider
I like KVM even though I never offered it. It works flawlessly and does what I want it to do.