Xen Windows VPS hosting is an open sources server technology,
Before we take a look at how these two areas differ for both Xen Windows VPS hosting options, though, let’s provide for you a quick introduction to the two VPS options as a whole.
Xen Paravirtualization (PV) and Xen Full Virtualization (HVM). Both of these can be utilized simultaneously on a single Xen system. Unlike OpenVZ, Xen can also be used for both Linux and Xen Windows VPS, with Xen PV supporting Linux and Xen HVM supporting Windows.
Our Linux VPS packages utilize Xen PV virtualization. These PV guests don’t have any kind of emulated hardware, but the graphical console is still available, and the PV guest graphical console can actually be viewed using the VNC client (with a separate VNC server in dom0 for each guest).
Alternatively, our Xen Windows VPS and Forex VPS packages utilize Xen HVM virtualization. These guests require CPU server extensions from the host CPU (Intel VT, AMD-V) and offer full PC hardware, including BIOS, IDE disk controllers, VGA graphic adapters, USB controllers, and network adapters (aka the works!) for HVM guests.