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OpenStack free software for vps hosting ?

asked 2014-02-12 15:09:28 -0500

boka gravatar image

updated 2014-02-12 15:11:20 -0500


is OpenStack some thing like proxmox,free vortualization software ? ( needed for host vps servers on dedicated server )

i just find this module for host bill : (

Sorry for my bad english and thanks

Boris Kospic

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answered 2014-02-13 06:26:09 -0500

Mathias Ewald gravatar image

OpenStack is not anything like Proxmox in my eyes. If you wanted to compare it to anything commercial it's probably more similiar to VMware's vCloud Director or upcoming vCAC than to anything else. Compared to Proxmox, OpenStack lacks an automated failover feature of VMs / instances but that is by design.

Looking at this hostbillapp you posted a link to, to me it looks like a Web UI on top of OpenStack. But I just had a very brief look at the screenshots.

cheers Mathias

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Ok, So, over-OpenStack I can create VPS servers?

boka gravatar imageboka ( 2014-02-13 12:17:33 -0500 )edit

Yes and you can do much more than that. :)

koolhead17 gravatar imagekoolhead17 ( 2014-02-13 14:06:48 -0500 )edit

Great,i am really new in this and i am not sure that i am understand all about open stack. Can someone please give me a tutorial how to install openstack on dedicated server and how to start host vps servers ? i found this: but not sure that is that what i need.

boka gravatar imageboka ( 2014-02-13 17:04:36 -0500 )edit

Hi boka, the start into OpenStack is always difficult. Go to and grab one of the installation guide for you distribution. Use _exactly_ this distribution and follow the guide by word. And very importantly: read the comments about the installation step son each page from the community. It still won't work, but ask here if you need help.

Mathias Ewald gravatar imageMathias Ewald ( 2014-02-15 03:05:57 -0500 )edit

Thanks Ewald, I will take your advice. also i wil be look on youtube if i can find some installation tutorials

boka gravatar imageboka ( 2014-02-15 05:37:52 -0500 )edit

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