Does anyone know of any VPS hosts that will let me install a VM that I have already created?


Linode lets you optionally upload a custom image. Here are instructions if you care to try.

  • Which is of course not a VPS, but a VM – LapTop006 Oct 27 '09 at 8:33
  • I'd love to know what the objective, bright-line test is between a VPS technology and a VM technology, LapTop006. – womble Oct 27 '09 at 12:13
  • Agreed. LapTop006, what say you? – EEAA Oct 27 '09 at 15:33

Having worked for many hosting companies, I would have to say that something like a customer using his own VM image is out of the question for a VPS. Most likely, headaches all around. I certainly don't know offhand of any VPS provider that would allow this.

On the other hand, you might have more luck with something along the lines of AMI and EC2.

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