What is dirrerent beetween Cloud hosting & VPS Hosting?

Reseller99

New Member
In my mind always one question arise different between Cloud hosting vs VPS hosting. if any body know then i requested to please describe in details.
 

VPSclub

New Member
Scalability is the main difference.


Cloud hosting is a utility where a cloud service vendor provides a virtual machine instance that does not have fixed computing attributes. While there may be a minimum or maximum size configuration for the server, the virtual machine computing configuration can grow or shrink dynamically dependent on the resources requested by the application. The billing method for the resources is based on usage over a period of time for the CPU, RAM, HD, and Network.


VPS or managed virtual servers are delivered as a traditional managed server although running as a virtual server, typically in a multi-tenant environment. The customer will order the server with fixed attributes and alter those attributes manually, when necessary. Vendors will typically price this service as individual components associated with the machine or as a service bundle and the resources are guaranteed to be available.


Source:


https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-cloud-hosting-and-VPS-hosting
 

HalfEatenPie

The Irrational One
Retired Staff
The National Institute of Standards and Technology defined cloud computing as "a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction."  (Source: http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/Legacy/SP/nistspecialpublication800-145.pdf).  However, many people usually add on to the definition by usually saying it requires high availability (the a system that allows for continuous operation/fault tolerant system).  This is all debatable, however the NIST's definition is what everyone goes off of.


VPS is simply defined as a virtual machine usually sold as a service by a hosting company.  It includes it's own operating system and is frequently compared to as an equivalent to a dedicated server (this is disputable as you can see from hosts who advertise on LET).  Very frequently, a cloud computing instance is a VPS, however a VPS is not always a cloud system.  


Hosting is simply having someone else "host" your hardware.  
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Well...


In this industry, you should think of these terms as follows:


VPS - single slices of a server.  Sometimes the provider will only have 1 sever to slice.  There aren't options to pool or aggregate or migrate things to other servers.


Cloud - again, usually single slices of a machine.  However software layer usually exists to recreate your instance on other machines and even in other locations geographically.  There is some inferred pool thing happening here.  Redundancy and high availability very well may not exist depending on the company.


Strict definition:


VPS = 1 server cut into slices.


Cloud = multiple servers cut into slices with some panel to move your resource to other servers.


This is all blurred by some modules that take VPS and make them cloud like (aka pooled resources).  Pooled resources very much meet the lacking definition of cloud.
 

SkyNetHosting

New Member
Hello.


Cloud Hosting means when sites are not hosted on any single server, instead a series of servers. One can make a could using series of Servers or VPS boxes, where a VPS are only created on a single server and the sociability is limited to that hardware node.   
 

samK

New Member
Cloud servers are similar to a VPS hosting environment. The key difference is that instead of having a single server that's dedicated to your site (as is the case with VPS), the resources are spread out amongst a bunch of different physical machines.
 

marythomas

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VPS Hosting: VPS (Virtual Private Server) Hosting, sometimes known as “Private Cloud,” is based on servers which are crafted using a virtualization device.

Cloud Hosting: Cloud hosting is the top-of-the-line site (or application) hosting resolution available directly. The technology has now achieved a tremendous level of acceptance in a short time.
 

ResellBox.Net

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VPS hosting here VPS stands for a virtual private server. It imitates a dedicated server within a shared hosting environment. The server will be shared but the resources will be dedicated.

Cloud VPS hosting is similar to a VPS hosting environment. the difference is that instead of having a single server that's dedicated to a site, the resources are spread out amongst a bunch of different physical machines.
 

hostneverdie

New Member
VPS hosting is basically a virtual private server resulted from slicing a physical server in to multiple VPS. Cloud hosting works just the same as a traditional VPS except that the hosting infrastructure is different. In cloud VPS rather than using a single server their are a bunch of physical servers called nodes working together. Resources are also spread out amongst these machines. Thus, cloud hosting is much more scalable than traditional VPS and probably more reliable.
 

Aditi18

New Member
Cloud servers are similar to a VPS hosting environment. The key difference is that instead of having a single server that's dedicated to your site (as is the case with VPS), the resources are spread out amongst a bunch of different physical machines.
 

RuskinF

Member
Cloud servers are similar to a VPS hosting environment. The key difference is that instead of having a single server that’s dedicated to your site (as is the case with VPS), the resources are spread out amongst a bunch of different physical machines.
 

Daniel165

New Member
I'd like to share the answer in briefly VPS hosting is a method of separating a physical server computer into various servers such that each has the features and skills of running on its dedicated machine. Each virtual server can run its entire operating system, and each server can be individualistically rebooted. On the opposite hand.

cloud hosting is a technique in which robustly scalable and usually, virtualized devices are given as a service over the Internet
 

vps9

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Cloud Hosting is a collection of many servers interconnected to each other via a common network, thereby forming a large server. cloud hosting distributes its resources like RAM, CPU, Disk Space between the servers.

VPS Hosting here VPS stands for a virtual private server. It imitates a dedicated server within a shared hosting environment. The server will be shared but the resources will be dedicated.
 

bracknelson

Member
In my mind always one question arise different between Cloud hosting vs VPS hosting. if any body know then i requested to please describe in details.
VPS hosting is a partition of a dedicated server machine. It acts as an autonomous server, but in reality, it’s actually a self-contained folder on a powerful physical host system that also hosts other virtual servers for other clients. Although you share space on the physical host, your virtual server is independent of the others.
Cloud hosting refers to a potentially unlimited number of machines that are connected in a network and act as one: They comprise a cloud. The virtual machines all use the same data stored on separate networked servers, also connected in a network that acts as one data storage center. You get an entire infrastructure of connected servers and data storage.
 
Cloud hosting is the top-of-the-line website (or application) hosting solution available presently. The technology has already achieved a tremendous level of acceptance in a short period of time. Cloud hosting refers to a potentially unlimited number of machines that are connected in a network and act as one: They comprise a cloud. The virtual machines all use the same data stored on separate networked servers, also connected in a network that acts as one data storage center. You get an entire infrastructure of connected servers and data storage.
VPS (Virtual Private Servers) Hosting, sometimes also known as “Private Cloud”, is based on servers that are crafted using a virtualization mechanism. VPS hosting is a partition of a dedicated server machine. It acts as an autonomous server but is actually a self-contained folder on a powerful physical host system that also hosts other virtual servers for other clients. Although you share space on the physical host, your virtual server is independent of the others.
 

NousHost.com

New Member
Cloud Hosting is a collection of many servers interconnected to each other via a common network, thereby forming a large server. cloud hosting distributes its resources like RAM, CPU, Disk Space between the servers.

Advantages:
  • Performance: It maximizes the performance of websites and web applications as the load is evenly distributed between the servers connected to the network.
  • Scalability: Cloud hosting allows easy and instantaneous upgradations of CPU and RAM, improving scalability as and when the traffic of the website increases.
  • Security: Cloud hosting provides data mirroring to keep data secure. In case of any single point failure, the data will not be lost.. This ensures hassle-free data backup and recovery.

In VPS Hosting, one large machine is divided into several virtual servers. These virtual servers then have their resources like RAM, CPU, OS, and Disk Space each.

Advantages:
  • Root Access: Customer can have full root access for the server.
  • Performance: VPS hosting offers better overall performance and flexibility to configure the applications on the server.
  • Security: VPS hosting ensures site security with more robust safety features.
 

matinesds

New Member
VPS Hosting, Tried and Trusted

VPS means virtual private servers, which is created on a special physical server in a data center. VPS essentially stand-alone server hardware sharing a single physical server, something like a dedicated server with its own memory, disk space, as well as the IP address. Since you can manually restart the VPS and operate as a separate server that can run your own applications. It is similar to dedicated servers, but closer to the cost of hosting plan, VPS servers can process requests for secondary business sites easily.

Each VPS account on the server, have its own partition, which allows them access to their own roots and bandwidth. This improves performance and allows users to run their own applications. VPS works like a dedicated server, in many respects, except when it comes to paying for them, since they are much cheaper in comparison.

Cloud Hosting

Cloud computing is definitely the hot thing and there are couple of cloud hosting providers in India. Nevertheless, many experts believe that the term is a multitasking buzzword used to describe the confusing array of different technologies. Cloud computing term is used to refer to utility computing, network computing, software as a service “model, Internet applications, remote processing, autonomic computing and peer-to-peer computing.

There are people who believe that the term cloud computing is another key word used to describe too much technology, which makes it confusing for many. Cloud computing term is used to describe grid computing, utility computing, software as a service, Internet-based applications, autonomic computing, peer-to-peer computers and remote processing. When most people use the term, they can have one of these ideas in mind, but the listener can think of something else.
 

imprahlad

New Member
In VPS hosting one physical server is divided into different small virtual servers that each act as their own virtual server environment.

Pros:

Typically less expensive than cloud servers.

No file or data access occurs between VPS clients on the shared server. They are kept separate.

If needed one VPS can be rebooted without affecting other VPSs on a shared server.

Cons:

They do not offer high availability. If the physical server fails, all VPSs on that server fail.

There can be security concerns. If a customer on your shared server does not take security seriously, and gets hacked or gets a virus, then your VPS could be negatively affected.

Computing resources are shared between all clients, therefore, RAM, bandwidth, and CPU performance can be affected if another VPS on the shared server is demanding a higher load.

Only one operating system can be utilized by each physical server.

They are not scalable. Storage is based on physical server limitations. Once you meet your max VPS capacity, you have to either buy more space or look into other options. This could take many hours or days of downtime to migrate to a new solution.

Cloud hosting is also known as Virtual Machine. In that multiple servers are used and connected together in a cluster that is completely backed by SAN storage.

There are so many advantages of cloud hosting such as you can receive unlimited storage, maximum benefits, managed load balancing and no ties to a specific piece of hardware. The basic difference between public and private clouds is in public, the cluster is multi-tenant and a private is a single client.

Now will see the pros and cons of Cloud hosting

Pros:

Scalable –
add more server power at a moment’s notice.

Custom Infrastructure - clients can include custom network architecture, firewalls, load balancing, and IP deployment.

High Availability - if a physical server fails, cloud servers are migrated to another physical server without experiencing an outage.

Burstable Computing Resources - no concern about lagging RAM or CPU power, even if another cloud customer's load grows.

Completely secure since you virtually have your own server. If a client on the shared cloud gets hacked or gets a virus, your cloud server will be completely separated with no risk to your data.

Each customer on the cloud can select their specific operating system.

Unlimited storage is based on SAN storage.

Cons:


Typically, a little more expensive than VPS.

As you can see, the cloud servers are a little light on the con side. And, if you are utilizing a shared cloud, the cost is not significantly more than a VPS and there is much upside.
 
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