LXC is awesome! You can create and start your own virtual container with just 3 commands in Ubuntu 14.04.
apt-get install lxc debootstrap lxc-templates
lxc-create -t ubuntu -n demo
lxc-start -n demo -d
It doesn’t get any easier than this. There’s even a Boostrap-based fronted available: LXC Web Panel.
Unfortunately, LXC Web Panel doesn’t work with LXC 1.0 which is part of Ubuntu 14.04. Fortunately though, there’s a fork available on GitHub which adds support for LXC 1.0:
I re-forked claudyus’ LXC Web Panel fork and added support for Ubuntu 14.04 and a few other things. My forked fork is available here: https://github.com/trick77/LXC-Web-Panel Claudyus has already updated his repository with my changes.
By the way, the original author of LXC Web Panel said he’s currently working on a Bootstrap 3 based version for LXC 1.0 which will include a RESTful API and other new features. Make sure to follow this guy on GitHub: https://github.com/googley