Virtual machine as a private server

Currently, with the creation of open source software, creating a dedicated server or more than one virtual servers on one machine is possible.

Free open source software to create one or more hardware  private virtual servers on one machine:

  1. Xen –
  2. OpenVZ –

Free software to create one or more application private virtual servers within an Operating System (OS)

  1. Sun’s (Oracle’s) VirtualBox –
  2. Microsoft’s VirtualPC –
  3. VMWare’s VMware player –

The complete list of free and commercial paid virtual servers can be seen at  I only listed the ones that, I assume, are well known, free and widely used.

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