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In this article i will discuss the major difference between XEN Based VPS and OpenVZ VPS, well they both are powerful and reliable containers but they are different to some extent. Below is the major differences of XEN and OpenVZ:

XEN Server:

XEN, a para-virtualisation platform that gives you much of the dedicated server behavior. You run own instance of Linus Kernel, You can load your own kernel modules. You have properly virtualised memory, IO and scheduler and its stable and predictable. The cost of XEN servers is higher than OpenVZ and it is more reliable than OpenVZ.


OpenVZ Servers:

OpenVZ, an operating system level virtualisation system that is just a thin layer on top of the underlying OS. Has lower overhead, which usually translates to better performance. It is reliable and low cost platform that is best for starters, how ever resources are shared among the other virtual servers created on a dedicated machine.

Above are the short description of the major difference of XEN and OpenVZ platforms.

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