What is the Difference Between Cloud Server and VPS ?

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samuel
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Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:07 pm

I'm looking for the right offer to host a web application. I still hesitate between the different offers, and I can not understand what the difference is between Cloud Server and VPS. which is best, Cloud Server or VPS ?


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capitalist
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Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:12 pm

As the new Cloud concept is gaining ground, more and more people and companies are wondering what the difference is between a cloud server and a VPS server. Although at first glance both technologies may seem similar, at operational level and results the difference between the two is significant. What is the difference between a cloud server and a VPS server? Here's what we explain.

The VPS server

It is based on a single physical machine whose resources are shared among multiple users. This is the technology that precedes the Cloud and although at the time it was a cheaper alternative to the use of a dedicated server, it shares with the latter some important problems that can adversely affect its operation. For example, your susceptibility to hardware failures.

The Cloud Server

It is a highly scalable virtual server that abstracts the physical server. This is supported by a redundant infrastructure, specially prepared for this purpose, in which a set of physical servers are distributed execution of the different virtual instances. In recent years, cloud computing is gaining more and more relevance due to the advantages they offer, especially at the enterprise level, its greater flexibility and its tolerance to hardware failures.
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Helsa
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Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:17 pm

The Cloud Server is fault tolerant. In case a physical server fails, the system will simply search for the next node to connect to and maintain any running service without risk of interruption times. For a business use this is a key advantage.

The Cloud Server offers greater scalability and flexibility by allowing immediate modification of the allocated resources. We can increase or decrease the number of vCores, Ram and disk capacity without having to change the server or the configuration of our services. In a physical server this is not possible since we will never be able to overcome the own resources of the machine.
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larryrush
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Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:24 pm

The Cloud Server guarantees the actual availability of the contracted resources. In the case of VPS, the performance of the server can vary depending on the intensity of use of the other users with whom the machine is shared. Therefore, it may be the case to pay for a VPS service whose services we do not get to enjoy 100%. In a VPS server it is impossible to guarantee the use of resources, in a Cloud server itself.
james11hayes
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Cloud Hosting and VPS Hosting are run on Virtualization Technology. For E-Commerce website i recommend to you go for Cloud Hosting. Because is modernized from VPS hosting. Cloud offers benefits, it is flexible, reliable, affordable and scalable on demand where you increase and decrease your resources capacity with few clicks.VPS also scalable but it’s take time to add resources but it slow down server when traffic goes to peak.Another disadvantage of VPS, if server goes fail then your work would stop. But In cloud hosting if any components or server fails then your website  automatically shift on another server, that makes it more reliable.
SolaDrive
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Cloud server is far superior to a VPS when it comes to server resources scalability (on demand) and fault tolerance.  The technology behind cloud server is gaining much ground and you would be better off with a cloud server. 
Though if your needs are on the low side, a robust VPS from a good hosting provider is more than enough to take care of your hosting needs.
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