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How to turn your dedicated server to a VPS?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Kisty, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Kisty

    Kisty Member

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    Hi! :) I recently owned a dedicated server and I'm planning to make turn it a VPS. May I know how? :)

    Thank you.
     
  2. Janak

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    Do you wish to keep your owned dedicated server as main hardware node and create new Virtual private servers from it?

    Note: You can not transfer dedicated server to VPS. VPS can only be created from main hardware node. You require a virtulization software like virtuozzo, openvz, xen etc, to make virtual servers.
     
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    There are different types of virtualization. For web hosting purposes I would suggest you to use OS Virtualization approach - OpenVZ (Linux), Virtuozzo (Linux, Windows), FreeVPS (Linux), Linux-VServer (Linux), FreeBSD Jails (OpenBSD) and etc.

    Virtuozzo is probably the easiest way to start offering VPS, but it will cost you at least $100 per month.
     
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    Though it can be done, I don't really recommend converting an existing live production server into a VPS node.

    It is really best to start with a fresh clean machine if you are looking to setup VPS accounts as that will save you a lot of headaches and time having to back up everything, changing software, reconfiguring the operating system and kernels, restoring data, and patching everything to work correctly.

    When you start with a fresh machine, you can deploy all the VPS and all the software and environments at once and it makes things much easier all around!
     
  5. Kisty

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    Thank you guys. :)
    And thank you as well for the tip.
     
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    yes it is quite possible to convert a dedicated server into a vps done it many times


    but as Spiral said converting an existing live production server into a VPS node not a wise idea
     
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