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Which server you should use for virtualization

12/19/2014 | Internet hosting |

How many virtual servers can I host on a dedicated server and which dedicated server do I need? These are the most frequently asked questions from customers when they want to purchase a dedicated server to run VMs.

The amount of VMs is hard to answer because it totally depends on your applications. Things that determine the amount is whether you have medium or heavy resource requirements.

Depending on your applications, you may be able to fit as many as 100 virtual machines on a single dedicated server, web file and print servers are perfect examples of light applications. If you run resource hungry applications such as mail servers and data base servers, you can often run as few as two.



virtualization

In general it is true to say that virtualization is very resource-intensive. Hence, choosing enough RAM and the right CPU matters the most with server virtualization. When you run a VM on low RAM you may not get the performance you need and your machine can become very slow. That’s why we often recommend Hexa Core servers or even higher servers for virtualization.

Another thing that you should consider is your disk’s read/write performance. Since VMs have a very fast read/write capability it is recommended to get a RAID card. This will keep your data safe when one of your disks are broken.

We offer the following operating systems for server virtualization:

- Proxmox VE 3
- VMware ESXi 5.5
- XenServer 6.2.0

They are all available with instant setup at no additional costs. Take a look at our server's page for more detailed information.







Here are 4 out of 12 reasons why you should choose SnelServer.com

Bandwidth pooling

Other providers require extra money for bandwidth you may not even need. SnelServer.com differs from other providers by providing bandwidth pooling across all your servers at no extra cost. If your other servers have plenty of bandwidth left, we allow you to pool the bandwidth to another server that requires more. This enables you to save money and you can use your dedicated server more efficiently.

99,9% uptime

High availability of servers are extremely important to our customers, thus we take uptime seriously. We offer 99,9% uptime on all our dedicated servers and third party monitoring to prove it. Moreover, we have a completely redundant network and we can execute network maintenance without any packet loss on your end.

Upgrade anytime

We offer additional flexibility by allowing you to upgrade your server at any time. You can upgrade your server without having to renumber your IP addresses or lose your data. All our dedicated servers come with hot swap drives, so the upgrades can often be done without any downtime.

Native IPv6

IPv4 addresses are running out very quickly and preparing for native IPv6 is essential. We offer native IPv6 with all our servers by default, complete with reverse DNS. This means that our entire infrastructure is IPv6 supported. Dedicated servers with native IPv6 are truly future proof. We enable you to use your native IPv6 addresses instantly after your server activation.

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