"Virtual FreeBSD"

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at shire.net
Sat Jul 19 16:46:13 PDT 2003

On Thursday, Jul 17, 2003, at 17:14 US/Mountain, Crist J. Clark wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 03:27:06PM -0700, Rus Foster wrote:
>> On Thu, 17 Jul 2003, Crist J. Clark wrote:
>>> Can anyone tell me exactly what "Virtual FreeBSD" is? If I Google the
>>> term, I get a whole bunch of help webpages from various web hosting
>>> outfits. What's spooky is all of the sites have the same content.
>>> That definately gives me the impression someone is selling a product
>>> called "Virtual FreeBSD" based off of, you guessed it, FreeBSD. I'm
>>> trying to figure out exactly what this Virtual FreeBSD is and how it
>>> differs from the vanilla FreeBSD.
>> OK as one of those companies that offer Virtual FreeBSD it is normal
>> FreeBSD. However what we basically do is run a jail on top of FreeBSD
>> itself offering a virtual machine i.e. Virtual FreeBSD

There is a product called "Virtuozzo" which appears to be much nicer 
than a jail.  <http://www.sw-soft.com> .  It lists FreeBSD and Linux 
support with Windows support coming (you can only run virtual servers 
of the same type that the base is installed on -- this is not VMWare 
type solution).

I got a demo of their stuff and it is much nicer to admin and probably 
use than a jail.

However, they have stopped selling the FreeBSD version due to lack of 
sales versus their Linux version and have shifted the developers to the 
Windows version.  They still have it however, and indicated to me that 
they could revive it if interest in it goes up.  It is worth a look!

SW Soft is also the new owner of the Plesk control panel system, which 
also works under FreeBSD.


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