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  • virtual servers and power consumption

    For people who've made the transition from a physical server to a virtual server, how much power consumption did you cut back on? It seems like this move is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint.

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    This is still the hosting companies. its an interesting question and I imagine it saves a heap of energy resources.


    • #3
      As a hosting customer, you will probably not notice a direct impact, but indirectly there may be some cost savings for you.

      If you are self-hosting, generally moving from a standalone server to one with multiple VMs will allow you to consolidate under-utilized servers onto less hardware. Why run 3 servers at 20% when you can run 1 at 60%?