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What is the difference between VPS hosting and cloud hosting?

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  • What is the difference between VPS hosting and cloud hosting?

    Anyone can chime in and let me know the exact difference?

  • #2
    Quite sure you can find the answer on google but here's the main difference:

    The technology behind VPS host is similar to that of Virtual box or VMware. It allows you to run several virtualized operating systems on one machine. For example, your desktop may be running Windows 8, but you can also run other operating systems such as Windows 7 or Linux without needing to restart your computer. VPS hosting is controllable at your end.

    In regards to Cloud....they are also known as VM virtual machine. It is scalable and can add more server power in a moments notice. If a physical server fails, cloud servers are migrated to another physical server without any outage. It is hosted on a shared environment where you do not have control.
    Last edited by CliveLloyd; 04-19-15, 22:37. Reason: typo


    • #3
      Cloud hosting offers many advantages over normal VPS or Semi-Dedicated due to the number of servers that are being used for a single cluster. If you or your business rely greatly on your website, Cloud hosting is the best suitable option for you. You can customize the resources of Cloud server anytime. Cloud server are more reliable as compared to VPS.

      As VPS is based on software virtualization platform. In cloud there is a cluster of servers, where the load is shared to maintain the uptime, availability and performance. Cloud hosting offers many advantages over normal VPS. The architecture of cloud hosting, utilize groups of high specification servers, network attached storage devices to reliably serve every web page, and image of a website. In case of Cloud Server, you can upgrade the RAM, space and CPU individually in case you need more resources in future. Unlike in VPS, where you have to upgrade the entire package, even if you require just more space or other resources

      Talking about VPS, VPS is one of the most important and effective technologies in the web hosting world. Thanks to VPS Hosting, it is possible to economize on costs while not cutting back on the quality of service. What happens is that a single server is divided into many virtual servers and still is capable to permit all the resources of a dedicated server. It is the midpoint between dedicated and shared hosting. The most important features of VPS are that it is user friendly so that applications and software can run with ease. It permits the option to add more resources if necessary which make sit the proper solution for many businesses. It is also capable to host a number of unique websites. VPS are eventually cheaper than the other hosting services.