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Best way to setup VPS hosts, without cost?
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Best way to setup VPS hosts, without cost?

RaymiiRaymii Member
edited September 2012 in Help

I'm wondering what would be the best way to setup a VPS host. (As in, buy dedi, setup hypervisor, do VPS). I only want to pay the price of the dedi, and nothing more (solusvm cost etc.)

I was thinking of using Proxmox VE for it. But that does not do IPv6.
Are there more software packages that are free/FLOSS that do this? (Both Openvz and kvm?)
Or is there a tool which just does KVM, or xen? What would be the best way to set this up?

I just want to host some VPS's for myself, not start a business.


  • You could look into using virt-manager, its a gui application which can do xen and kvm.

    Could also use xenserver.

  • archipel could be interesting.

  • Proxmox is always free?

  • For OpenVZ there's always ovz-web panel.

  • MaouniqueMaounique Member
    edited September 2012
    IPv6 works on proxmox. Just not in the GUI, should be setup manually at CLI.

  • OpenVZ is easy enough to use to not really "need" a control panel at all IMHO.

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  • You could try out cloudmin gpl. There is a xen and kvm version. I actually use it at my work for provisioning employee vps'es and it works quiite nicely... has some nice builtin kvm templaes as well... as far as its suitability for running a vps business, well you'd have to make that judgment it does have a user-facing interface.. however it does have that webmin feel which you may or may not like ...

  • The free Vmware ESXi is easy to setup, and it supports almost any operating system. The hypervisor is better than KVM, at least on Windows. The only drawback is: you cannot use software Raid (but you can create a Raid at the guest OS level, if you really need it). This is not a issue if the server has a single drive, or if you use SSD drives and you think that solid state technology is reliable enough.

  • AlexBarakovAlexBarakov Member, Patron Provider

    You can just do the things from the console. This is how it is doen on my side for the VPS that are internally used.

  • Console route seems to be the most efficient. Is it hard to get OpenVZ and KVM in a kernel like Proxmox does?

  • @Raymii said: Console route seems to be the most efficient. Is it hard to get OpenVZ and KVM in a kernel like Proxmox does?

    Nope, check the respective websites for a download

  • @jhadley I mean, in the same kernel?

  • @Zen said: Proxmox all the way, you'll love it.

    some ppl complain about low Disk I/O in Proxmox ??

  • Have not had that yet. Running a few atlassian products on a proxmox host as centos vm's, but that thing has 8 SSD's in it...

  • I don't want a business ;)

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  • If you don't want to do that from the console...

    We use Cloudmin GPL.
    It's free, it's stable, it supports IPv6.
    It should do the job for you.

  • Archipel.

  • @hostdog said: We use Cloudmin GPL

    hmm.. OpenVZ is not supported in the Cloudmin GPL
    Also i didn't see any screenshot or demo.. did i missed it somewhere?

  • XCP...

  • Already love openvz web panel...

  • only Xen :)

  • @Pats said: only Xen :)

    need nothing more :P

  • You can try HyperVM.

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