Run multiple VMs with confidence
Full virtualisation solution
Scalable and secure
Why OVHcloud for KVM VPS?
Based on Intel Processors with x86 capabilities and NVMe SSD Storage, our VPS technology offers the performance you need at unbeatable prices. Each virtual server has been optimised by our experts to meet the needs of modern businesses and we have over 30 datacentres worldwide - so you can be close to your target audience and enjoy a more stable, reliable hosting experience.
KVM VPS turns the Linux kernel into a hypervisor and enables you to launch multiple virtual machines. Each machine has its own virtualised hardware and can run on any OS – giving you a flexible, reliable virtualisation solution.
Built on Solid Foundations
Our powerful server infrastructure reduces latency and guarantees availability with an SLA. Unlimited* traffic and a maximum bandwidth of 2Gbit/s ensure speed and reliability.
*Excludes the Asia-Pacific region
To keep your data safe, our servers all contain Anti-DDoS protection. Being based on Linux, KVM VPS also faces less security threats than a proprietary solution and benefits from a huge community dedicated to fixing vulnerabilities.
KVM VPS is miles better than standard shared hosting. KVM offers the performance of a tier-1 hypervisor and benefits from superb scalability and reliability, thanks to the Linux kernel.
With KVM VPS, your resources are totally isolated and not shared with anyone else. This ensures better stability, privacy and performance compared to other virtualisation solutions.
Our backup technology gives you one less task to worry about. Use the OVHcloud Control Panel to schedule automated and take snapshots of the environment whenever is needed.
Why KVM VPS?
Our KVM VPS solution offers a smooth and reliable hosting experience. KVM is a virtualisation technology built into Linux that enables you to create multiple isolated virtual machines. Combined with our powerful VPS platform, KVM VPS acts like a top tier hypervisor and delivers powerful but affordable hosting for your websites and other projects.
Benefits of KVM VPS:
• Runs any OS
• Dedicated IP address
• Dedicated virtual hardware for each VM
• Enhanced security with SELinux and sVirt
• Resources are isolated, private and can be allocated to meet requirements
• Scales to meet demand – even super intensive workloads can be virtualised
• Robust and reliable OVHcloud VPS technology, with datacentres located worldwide
• Automatically benefits from new Linux features and updates
• Root access and full control of your VPS
• No hardware to purchase or maintain
• No software license required
What is a VPS?
A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a private segment within a shared server. It mimics the performance of a dedicated server and offers cost-effective, powerful hosting. People use a VPS when they want to host websites, databases, applications or other projects. VPS hosting is ideal for most use cases, but shared hosting or dedicated servers might be better suited to your needs.
What is KVM VPS?
KVM VPS is a Virtual Private Server (VPS) combined with Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualisation software. It is designed to deliver more efficient hosting and virtualisation capabilities than a standalone VPS. KVM is built into Linux and turns the kernel into a hypervisor. This enables you to launch multiple virtual machines, each with their own isolated environment and dedicated resources.
Who uses KVM VPS?
Businesses and individuals use KVM VPS to:
• Create virtual machines
• Host websites or email systems
• Host gaming servers
• Resell VPS hosting solutions
• Host other resource intensive projects
What is the difference between KVM and OpenVZ?
KVM and OpenVZ are both popular VPS virtualisation solutions. However, they are both quite different. KVM can run any OS, but OpenVZ only runs Linux. KVM also isolates resources and keeps them private, whilst OpenVZ shares resources with other users on the node. This makes KVM a better performing solution and suitable for even the most resource-heavy projects. OpenVZ is recommended for smaller projects or anyone looking for a more affordable virtualisation solution.
Is KVM VPS faster than a standard VPS?
Yes. KVM is built in Linux, so is therefore highly flexible and scalable. It offers the quality of a top tier hypervisor and allocates resources efficiently during high traffic demand. KVM also isolates resources and keeps them private - ensuring other users and websites cannot disrupt performance or security.
Can I install KVM in a VPS?
Yes. You’ll need an OVHcloud VPS Account and OVHcloud Control Panel. Read our documentation for detailed information about how to use KVM with VPS.
What KVM VPS billing do you offer?
Our VPS solutions are billed monthly and come in four different flavours to suit your performance requirements - Value, Essential, Comfort and Elite. KVM is open-source, so is provided free of charge, as is the Linux OS. However, you will need to pay extra if you choose the Windows OS. Additional storage, backup and control panel options can also be added at checkout.
Will I get a web hosting control panel?
You can add a web hosting control panel, such as cPanel or Plesk, to your order at checkout. We also include the OVHcloud Control Panel with all our VPS solutions, which enables you to manage your server resources and services easily.
When will my KVM VPS be available?
It doesn’t take long! Once we receive payment, your KVM VPS will be available within seconds. You’ll also receive an email containing all the details you need to connect and get started.
What is the difference between KVM VPS and other hosting solutions?
There are three types of hosting solution – dedicated servers, shared hosting and VPS servers. Each option offers different levels of performance and affordability.
Dedicated servers offer the highest performance. You get an entire server to yourself with no shared resources. This provides greater speed, reliability and security – making such servers ideal for anyone requiring more control over their environment or running resource intensive projects. However, such quality comes at a cost and dedicated servers can be expensive and difficult to manage.
With shared hosting, you get a section of a shared server. This is the most simple and cost-effective option, however, sharing resources can decrease performance and security, especially if the other users have resource-heavy websites or suffer a cyber-attack. Shared hosting is therefore best for small projects with low traffic, or users that just want a cheap and easy solution.
VPS servers, such as KVM VPS, offer the best of both worlds. Just like shared hosting, a VPS server provides a slice of a shared server, however, it uses virtualisation to keep resources isolated and private. This provides better performance and security than a standard shared server, but less than a dedicated server. As they are cloud-based and require no hardware, VPS solutions are also more affordable and scalable than dedicated servers. You’ll need more technical skill to understand VPS technology, but other than that, VPS hosting is a great choice for most use cases.