KVM Server

You can install an interface on KVM servers as you like. Since it is a full virtualization and you have guaranteed resources. Please note, however, that our host systems do not have graphics cards and you must therefore do without hardware acceleration. If possible, you should always work via console.

OpenVZ vServer

It is technically possible to install an interface on your OpenVZ Linux server. To do this, the following steps are necessary:

  • Install a desktop environment, for example KDE.
  • Install your own VNC server.
  • Configure the VNC server to run the correct X server.
  • Connect via VNC to your own VNC server.

However, we advise you not to install an interface. This has some disadvantages. Since it is a virtualized operating system and our host systems do not have built-in graphics cards, the interface graphics have to be computed on the CPU. There is also no hardware acceleration, which is why the Surface can seem slow.

Also, a UI consumes a whole lot more resources. While a vServer without UI only consumed about 40 MB of memory at idle, with UI it consumes about 500 MB of memory (idle).

Most of the time, there is a better and less taxing way to run the programs. The Linux console can seem daunting at first. But when you get to know it a bit, you will notice that the commands are quite easy to understand.

KDE surface as root: Do not imitate.