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OpenVZ vs KVM VPS Malaysia: What is the Difference?

February 25, 2021 in Latest News, Shinjiru Tip Sharing by Diyana Rose

If you are on the lookout for VPS hosting you may be overwhelmed by the many different platforms and options out there. Even at Shinjiru we offer multiple VPS hosting options such as the VPS SSD – Forex VPS, VPS SSD KVM for Windows and Linux and VPS SSD – Linux OpenVZ. Each has a different price point with unique advantages and disadvantages.

First of all, the most basic difference between OpenVZ and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is that OpenVZ can ONLY host supported Linux operating systems such as CentOS, SUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora 23 and vzlinuz while KVM is more flexible and can host Linux, Windows and custom OS options.

OpenVZ is a container-based virtualisation for Linux which uses a shared kernel with a layer of virtualisation on top of the actual Linux OS. OS level virtualisation means many basic components exist once on the machine, and are used by all guests (like the identical kernel). Each container performs and executes like a stand-alone server where a container can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files.

Shinjiru’s SuperFast SSD Managed OpenVZ VPS provides the end-user with speed and scalability, and it’s more affordable. Discover our latest V5.1 VPS servers with automated features like ability to reboot and perform OS reinstallation by yourself, built on OpenVZ platform with just a few clicks. Experience fast, powerful and easy to use VPS with superfast SSD hard drives.

KVM is a full virtualisation solution where you can have Linux and Windows virtual machines (VM) running side by side on the same hardware. Each VM has private virtualised hardware: own kernel, a network card, disk, graphics adapter, etc. This is real hardware virtualisation, meaning better performance from lower requirements on the hypervisor. 100% of the RAM and disk resources are dedicated to one individual VM. KVM provides a more isolated environment and gives VM their own kernel.

Shinjiru’s latest SuperFast SSD Managed KVM VPS servers come with enterprise grade SSD storage ensuring the highest performance for corporate and commercial usage. We offer each virtual machine (VM) its own private virtualised hardware such as own kernel version, network interface, disk, graphics adapter, memory and etc. Since the VM has its own virtualised hardware, the VM will act completely on its own, independently from the host node.

We will ensure that once your OpenVZ or KVM has been deployed, you can utilise them straight away without any setting up from your side though you may need to configure your VPS or install additional applications to meet the application’s or your website’s needs.

Whenever you’re ready, check out our latest VPS offerings and enjoy amazing discounts!

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