In the modern time, people are getting hype whenever they heard a word 'Cloud. And now they are comparing VPS or Cloud as their preferred data server. It becomes a buzzword that web hosts are quick to throw out there, but very few is succeed to understand what it means really.
If we would create a race between VPS and Cloud Server, which one will prevail? The thing is that 'Cloud' is also an architecture, not the product. A VPS is still a VPS. Let's first pay attention to each true meaning.
Cloud server is an example of virtual server providing user with a dedicated and protected set of machine as main resource. In Cloud infrastructure, every cloud server provides an on – demand resource scalability.
Cloud Servers are always in ready capacity to increase it's number of allocated CPU, memory disk and other things as well. Being virtually impossible from being 'oversold', Cloud technology enables few servers being unified into one storage space, whilst, other server is unified as well and turned into computing node (Virtual CPU).
Hence, several virtual servers can run simultaneously on top of the Cloud platform. VPS or Cloud still remained a dilemmatic questions for most businesses.
VPS (Virtual Private Server)
VPS is a virtual server service, the main difference with web hosting is that user possessed a full liberty to determine it's Operating System and kind of platform that they wish to use. Owning VPS service feels as if you owned your private server; the way it works, it divided into several parts that matched with it's resources, allowing an independent operations from each parts.
Whereas, Cloud Server is a unification from multiple dedicated server, a VPS is an independent operating servers according to each resources. So whether VPS or Cloud is your main question for now, the answer is really: It depends !
However, Cloud Server has a Failover System / Auto Healing system in which it serves as a diversion from one server to another server within Cloud if one of the mirror server / main server is down. Another major part from a Cloud Server is the availability of NAS being connected to Cloud in order to store a secondary Cloud data, while in VPS is using only a standalone server.
VPS or Cloud
Both Cloud hosting and VPS hosting still have their use cases, and so it's really a case of finding which works best for you. If your site is relatively small or it's content isn't mission – critical, it's often better to go for VPS hosting. But, please know that each hosting architecture has it's own setback and being compared to Cloud hosting, VPS hosting has a few more setbacks than it's neighboring Cloud hosting.
Cloud hosting works better when you're running a huge e-commerce site and any downtime or slow speeds due to a traffic spike can cost you thousands of dollars.
A quick tips for your business, whether you are small business or large business / enterprise, cloud hosting is still VPS hosting - it’s just VPS hosting on steroids. That said, the change in architecture does come with its own unique quirks, such as:
- It’s typically easier to add resources to a cloud VPS than a regular VPS
- Cloud servers can use hourly billing - although they don’t have to
- Cloud servers have less downtime/high availability (but they’re not invulnerable)
Both “cloud” hosting and VPS hosting still have their use cases, and so it’s really a case of finding which works best for you. If your site is relatively small or its content isn’t mission-critical, it’s often better to go for VPS hosting. Cloud hosting works better when you’re running a huge e-commerce site and any downtime or slow speeds due to a traffic spike can cost you thousands of dollars.
Metisc Australia is here to be your Hosting and / or Cloud solution, we are offering a lots of products / services that can enhance your business technologically. Being a number one software provider in Perth, Western Australia, we truly understand most of the businesses needs that getting more demanding than before. Contact us for free consultation.