How do ElasticHosts’ Cloud Servers differ from traditional Virtual Private Servers (VPS)?

Traditional VPS providers slice up large dedicated servers to share them between customers. Typically VPS providers use a container technology such as Virtuozzo to isolate multiple users on a single server from one another whilst running a single shared instance of the operating system.

By contrast, ElasticHosts offers two types of cloud server product – KVM-based virtual machines (VMs) and Elastic Containers. Our KVM technology provides full hardware virtualisation for VM customers, enabling every user to run the operating system of their choice and offering greater flexibility and configurability than a traditional container-based VPS.

Elastic Containers are lightweight, Linux-only servers that will automatically scale up and down with load – allowing our Container customers to pay only for the CPU, RAM and storage they actually use, and not what they expect to use. Elastic Containers use the powerful namespace features built into the Linux kernel to provide near-native performance. See video.