I put two questions in my title. If you think I should split them, please comment.
We pay for a dedicated server and I saw that my harddrive was vda1, so that started me looking. My host explained that they have virtualized our server to make deployment / redeployment faster. This leads me to 2 important questions.
- How can I prove (or disprove) that our VM is the only one on the host? (This is the most important question to me a the moment.)
- If we are the only VM on the box, will the virtualization slow down the server?
I thought of asking my host to give me shell access to the host, but I don't know enough Linux to get in there and really understand what I'm seeing.