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Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS) : Google + VMware vs Web Hosters+Xen!

I have a simple webmaster account with Lycos and saw here that they also offer VDS. Well the package really sucks actually.

Look for yourself here.
Well the best deal is...
  • 512 Mb RAM
  • 10Gb (pay 0.69 Pound against 0.15 US $per Gb for every extra Gig
No thanks I don't need no trial here.

And what they say here is...

What is a VDS ?
VDS stands for Virtual Dedicated Server. This is the most advanced step in server virtualisation technology. This technology is used to partition a single physical server into many isolated virtual dedicated servers. Each virtual dedicated server looks and behaves exactly like a real networked server system, complete with its own set of init scripts, users, processes, file systems, etc. A VDS provides all of the control, security and flexibility of a dedicated server for a fraction of the price.

And they're definitely using Xen for that purpose, I'm sure. (If it really is what they say, virtualization thus). OK I read through the FAQ's and found out that they use Linux V Server technology which happens to be related to the Xen (among others).

I liked this FAQ too

How can Lycos sell for such low prices?

As many of our competitors, we have chosen to develop our own technology based on an open source technology. Our many years of experience (we entered the hosting market with Tripod in 1995), combined with a high level of automation and an optimal use of Open Source technologies help us to keep costs down.

It ain't low!!

I want VMware and Google to team up and blow the web hosting monopoly away. They're sitting duck anyways and since Google is concentrating on Media (something VMware will be looking at soon enough). But anyways this is what I've said in my "Redhot.." Series too.


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