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 – http://www.xen.org/
  2. OpenVZ – http://wiki.openvz.org/Main_Page

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

  1. Sun’s (Oracle’s) VirtualBox – http://www.virtualbox.org/
  2. Microsoft’s VirtualPC – http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/
  3. VMWare’s VMware player – http://www.vmware.com/products/player/overview.html

The complete list of free and commercial paid virtual servers can be seen at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_machine#List_of_virtual_machine_software.  I only listed the ones that, I assume, are well known, free and widely used.

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