We have finally launched AutoVPS, which acts as a VPS service providing hosts in Europe (other countries will come around april).
We have been trying various VPS solutions for the past year or so, and have found that “virtual VPS” (which I’ll call VVPS) with solutions like OpenVZ are absolute bullshit. Memory limitations are hard to understand for users, stuff like tunnels won’t work fine, and only linux is possible (no BSD or Windows)… It has many advantages however: we can dynamically change the available memory, hard disk, etc… After a lot of thoughts we have decided the advantages were not worth the problems to our customers, and went for a more traditional approach.
All the operations there are 100% automated, and the VPS servers are available a few minutes after the order (time required to copy over the debian image and boot it). Implementation is currently via Xen/QEmu, however the VPS we’ll launch in April will have a different structure (it will be possible to migrate from the current offers to the new ones).
To install other OSes than Debian (or Debian + Froxlor) you can use the virtual CD-ROM loader to “insert” one of the CD-ROMs we provide in the VPS, then reboot on the vps (usually you have to stop, then start again the VPS for this to work). Fedora, OpenSuse, CentOS and others are available in the list. We also have Windows 2008 R2, and will be selling licenses shortly (you can already get one by asking the support).
Anyway to see for yourself, visit AutoVPS now!