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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

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.

Excellent pricing

Snelserver.com is one of the most affordable hosting providers while we are using the very latest and most powerful hardware, especially when you consider freebies like a dedicated KVM over IP. We offer the best hosting deals and enable you to use the best operating systems and dedicated servers such as dual core, quad core, dual quad core, hexa core and dual hexa core at very affordable prices.

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.

Enterprise servers

Here at Snel.com we are not using desktop machines but only the best servers from Supermicro and Dell which are designed to give you the best performance and to provide energy and space efficiency. Supermicro provides innovative and first-to market technologies and their motherboards are quality-built to maximize customer satisfaction. And Dell servers are built to accelerate performance and expandability but also to increase productivity. Our Dell servers perfectly meet to the most common requests and requirements of our customers.

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