I ordered a dedicated server 1 month ago and I want to make sure my server is dedicated and not a VPS or Shared server. Are there any tools I can verify that my server is running on bare metal and that I am the only user?
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First, you should trust your hosting provider. If you think they sold you a VPS, maybe you should reconsider this provider. Just to make sure you have a dedicated you can try this:
Does the command
This tool is used to check performances on Virtual Machines
Check the network interfaces.
Run the command
you are probably have a VPS since venet0 is telling that this server is being an OpenVZ VPS. Note: This is not 100% fool proof, some VPS like Xen have an eth0.
Then you are using a VPS.
Check if some files exists:
If it's a VPS running OpenVZ they'd have a file called
If one of these file exists, then you have a VPS.
You could do a reverse IP lookup to check to see if any other websites are hosted on the same IP.
To augment @Book Of Zeus' answer, if you are running under KVM you will see things like:
And under XenCenter:
You may just want to execute the command