Differences between VPS and Cloud

  • 20 April 2015

VPS and Cloud

Just after we published an article where we highlight similarities between VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and Cloud Servers previously, this web page provides person’s viewpoint about the differences between the VPS and Cloud. As being a complex and much discussed topic, it is necessary to remember that Cloud Servers are a development coming from VPS, so can be generally built on very similar but more modern technology and that's why the topic is really so controversial.


The major differences for people using VPS and Cloud are often the improved flexibility and also scalability provided with Cloud Servers.


When purchasing Virtual Private Server, it is offered in flexible and fixed forms. Any kind of functions which allow you to change VPS from the default settings without needing to move to a different VPS should be taken into consideration as a bonus however with Cloud Servers, such options are built in. Often, a service provider has a component of multi tenant compute around a huge pool of information. Behind the scenes your service provider will give the user's VPS to have overall flexibility. Or perhaps a VPS might be a part of completely multi tenant and redundant environment with centralized Storage Space System.


The most popular requirement for overall flexibility is usually to improve storage space or Random Access Memory (RAM) for the web site or a software application because its usage increases. VPS is much more likely to have down time when you customize the resource settings.  However a Cloud Server might allow you to resize quickly with no interruption to the system. The overall costs of Cloud servers work in everyone’s favour. Clients are capable to size and spend money for resources they require, web hosting provider benefits as well, running a large number of virtual systems on one Cluster. Which means that clients could have different sizes however the total number of resources continue to be regular by helping to cover with no adverse client impact.


Cloud has grown to be a well established infrastructure and major technology companies compete to improve their products and services. This wide range of technology provides web hosting companies with the great opportunity to match system models with their own system provision and make sure that they provide the very best services and support.


Many people believe that to use the phrase Cloud scalability and redundant system is not enough, but the cost terms need to be flexible as well. This can be achieved in a number of ways:


1. Having the ability to minimize resource levels

2. Not charging a set-up fee

3. Easy prepaid contracts guaranteeing users do not get locked in  to a service that they don't really want


These could be very good factors to talk about in advance with each web hosting service provider to ensure they are able to carry out your business needs. Fast Hosting's Cloud Server is scalable, flexible, has redundant infrastructure and we also provide flexible payment terms. Learn more about our Cloud Web Hosting Plan here

Last modified on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 12:32