Have found a good host in a good datacentre but trying to choose between a few options, I currently host ona VDS of 3 cores, and 3GB ram. I am mostly fine with this but chew through a lot more in higher load times.
My load average is currently sitting at 1.08 but I often peak higher, and I chew RAM especially.
This is a KVM based virtualization too
I am considering between KVM option that has higher RAM and higher CPU than I have now and a Xen based system which has 5 core CPU and 6GB Ram.
whereas the KVM would have 6 core and 6GB ram.
The other difference is the network port for KVM isnt advertised but I suspect 100Mbps whereas the xen server is 1Gpbs
Just wondering if I would be better taking the lower core and same ram on Xen as this seems to be better from what I read and the RAM is usually more dedicated, or if I am better going for the KVM higher specs?
In peak times I can get several thousand people online at the same time this is especially on weekends and it dies off in the week to a much more manageable amount.
Any advice even if it is opinion would be appreciated