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And is it linux only?

I'm using windows

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closed as not a real question by Chopper3, Kyle Brandt, Dennis Williamson, John Gardeniers, Zypher Jan 16 '10 at 1:21

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How about some more details... What is your goal? – xeon Jan 15 '10 at 17:10
wow - – Chopper3 Jan 15 '10 at 17:12
can you update the question to be more clear and have more detail? otherwise, im tempted to mark you down. – djangofan Jan 15 '10 at 17:42

That's a pretty broad question, but we can give you the basics of what you need to do. If you can provide a bit more detail on what exactly you're looking to accomplish we can give you some better information.

It's not just for Linux, you can certainly virtualize Windows.

  1. Get yourself some virtualization software and install it on your host system. Examples are VirtualBox, VMWare, and Hyper-V if you're using Windows 2008.
  2. Set up a virtual machine through the virtualization software following the instructions of whatever you're using
  3. Install an OS on the new virtual machine. Note that you must have the installation media and proper licensing to do this.

Again, though, that's a VERY simplistic explanation. There is a considerable amount of things you need to think of in order to do this properly, especially if you are planning on using a VPS in any kind of production environment.

Alternatively, you can find a plethora of VPS hosts out on the Internet if you don't want to do it yourself.

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Can you recommend some virtualization software for windows/linux? – vps Jan 15 '10 at 17:17
I did. See Item 1 in my answer. – squillman Jan 15 '10 at 17:18
FYI both Hyper-V is free and VMWare ESXi? or one of their product offerings is also free. That still doesn't alleviate the need for licensing each guest os. – Chris Marisic Jan 15 '10 at 17:41
Wow. Gotta give you some points for even trying to answer this question. – Wesley Jan 16 '10 at 4:33

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