Q. What is OpenVZ?

Ans. OpenVZ is the open source version of SWsoft’s popular virtualization software, Virtuozzo. OpenVZ offers separate file systems for each VPS along with full root access, and reliable performance to virtual private server (VPS Hosting) users similar to what Virtuozzo offers. OpenVZ is a complete server automation and virtualization solution which creates multiple isolated Virtual Private Servers (VPSs) on a single physical web server to share hardware and management effort with maximum efficiency. Each VPS performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server for its users and applications as it can be rebooted independently and has its own root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries, and configuration files. Light overhead and efficient design of OpenVZ makes it the right virtualization choice for production servers with live applications and real-life data.

The basic OpenVZ VPS capabilities are:

  • Dynamic Real-time Partitioning – Partition a physical server into tens of VPS’s, each with full dedicated web server functionality.
  • Resource Management – Assign and control VPS resource parameters and re-allocate resources in real-time.
  • Mass Management – Manage a multitude of physical web servers and Virtual Private Servers in a
    unified way.