Virtual Private Server (VPS) Platforms
Kernel-based Virtual Machine or KVM is virtualization architecture, supported by Linux Kernel. KVM VPS staying on top of physical server, locks down the entire resources to it and ensures that only the intended user have the
access it physically. This open source architecture is a key component integrated in mainline Linux OS from 2007 and can be set up alongside Linux Kernel. Over the time, KVM has braced with many guest operating systems like
AROS Research Operating System Solaris, Linux, BSD, Windows, Haiku, ReactOS, Plan 9, and OS X while some newer versions of OS partially supported were Minix 3.1.2a, Android 2.2, GNU/Hurd (Debian K16), Solaris 10 U3 and Darwin 8.0.1. KVM VPS hosting guarantee a seamless functioning of hosted applications with performance and reliability.
KVM VPS uses SELinux advanced security and offers full disk encryption. Due to its open source nature while the KVM VPS is way ahead in cost and customization to other virtualization architectures, the setup is usually more complex. However, the advantages of running KVM outperform the limitations.
OpenVZ (stands for Open Virtuozzo) also called as Containerization is another OS level virtualization technology. This Open Source container based virtualization supports Linux and permits physical server to pass through various isolated OS instances called virtual environments (VEs) or containers. Unlike other virtualization platforms, OpenVZ can run only on Linux Kernel and hence limited to Linux based OS like Centos, Fedora, Debian etc.
Since it relies on host Kernel which is shared among containers, it presents a limitation for VPS requirements where a different kernel version is a necessity. Additionally, Kernel modification isn’t supported by OpenVZ and containers must follow host version of Kernel only. Though this forces both the host and guest OS to be running Linux, but it also makes OpenVZ VPS hosting super-fast and extremely efficient since it doesn’t have overhead of
On the benefits side, OS level virtualization provides great deal in resource efficiency by enforcing each container to share common underlying OS while still allowing it to execute as stand-alone server including root access,
memory, libraries, IP addresses and even rebooting. Also, the latest versions of OpenVZ allow each container to have separate file system. Unused memory of one virtual environment can be used by other, making it the best option for VPS with low memory. It is its ease of use, which makes it a preferred choice for users starting with Linux virtualization.
Solid State Drives or SSDs are cutting edge replacements of hard disc drives (HDD). Unlike HDD data storage technology which includes spindle, platter, and actuator arm, SDD is 100% stationary. These are faster, more stable, and even more energy efficient. Innumerable researches showed that website visitors gain or lose interest in particular webpage within first 3 seconds. This means your website has to be blazingly fast to load, to keep you business up. There comes the SSD VPS which can improve the webpage load performance up to 57% or more.
VPS hosting with SSD guarantee much faster read-write performance which in turn results in reduced CPU usage. Moreover, non-SSD storage (like SATA HDD) involves various parts in movement that poses the risk of data wear and tear. With very low access time, SSD brings speed factor & dependability in web hosting. It’s the ultimate choice for owners of heavy websites and graphical content or I/O apps since visitors can easily access your data quicker while applications are loaded instantaneously.
With numerous advantages to offer, SSD storage is obviously more costing than their HDD counterparts. However equipped with latest technologies, VPS Hosting India is among the handful of providers offering SSD VPS hosting
solutions at affordable pricing.