My friends and I want to set up server for 5-10 players. So I was wondering: what configuration would I need to set up a Minecraft server to run VPS by XEN and what configuration would I need for OpenVZ?

OpenVZ is cheaper than XEN, but it has more memory usage, so I'm afraid of losing money on this.

  • What's your current situation? Do you have an existing server you want to break into multiple instances? – authenticgeek Aug 13 '11 at 3:25
  • I haven't got any for now. – Dracontis Aug 13 '11 at 9:31

I think you're confused about the technology. XEN/OpenVZ is useful if you have a single server that you want to split into multiple virtual servers with various usages (or just different owners). It works best on high-end systems so that all the virtual servers have enough resources to operate at the same time.

It sounds like you need to choose between buying a low-to-mid range server and hosting it yourself (no VPS technology required) or spending cash on a monthly plan for a server - it'll be a VPS but you'd never know and there's no VPS configuration you have to do. Choosing between those options is a different and better question for what you're trying to do (and one I have an answer for if you happen to ask it on Gaming.SE).

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