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Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2010 02:10:17 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Owl VPS hosting (was: Blue Room Hosting is shutting down)

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 02:57:10PM +0100, Simon Baker wrote:
> The sole hosting provider that I'm aware of that offered Owl based VPS 
> hosting is closing, as outlined below.

That's a pity.

> So, anyone got any recommendations for a replacement service that can 
> offer KVM hosting with the ability to run Openwall GNU/*/Linux ? ;-)

No KVM hosting recommendations, sorry.  I was able to find a few other
KVM hosting providers, but I don't know if they're any good and if their
setup and their staff will support you installing Owl into a VPS.
Here's a Dutch provider offering Linux KVM VPSes:

Maybe they will run Owl, maybe not.  (Please reply to this message if
you find out either way.  Thanks in advance.)

However, I've just setup this wiki page with VPS hosting providers who
offer VPSes with Owl:

Currently, this lists just two providers, both of whom use OpenVZ.
So you get the Owl userland inside your VPS, but you do not get the
ability to create VPSes-in-VPS, like you could do with a KVM-based
"outer" VPS.

As the wiki page says, please feel free to add to it.

I hope this helps, and thank you for bringing this topic up.


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