VPS Cloud vs VPS

The key value of a (cloud) VPS is the same as a VPS not in the cloud – you end up paying less than for a full server as you don’t need the resources of a full server.

The advantages of a cloud VPS versus other VPS are:

  1. getting a full OS of your own (rather than sharing using jail/containers) - more flexibility. Note: this is a benefit only if you need it. There is nothing wrong with jails/containers in general if you don’t need the control and resource guarantees

  2. easy upgrade and move to a full server or even multiple servers while preserving the image/functionality you already have. Most clouds offer multiple sizes VPS where you pay based on resources you require, and elasticity to scale your VPS up and down

  3. generally (depenind on the cloud), high availability and faster recovery in the case of hardware failure than you get with the more traditional dedicated server approach

    Some of the disadvantages (highly depending on the cloud solution you chose):

    1.uptime/failure handling vary

  4. sometimes the configuration is a bit unusual

    In other words, if you have to pay the same price for a VPS cloud of a full VPS with same power, then it’s a bad choice.

    VPS and Cloud Hosting are the same thing.

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In other words, if you have to pay the same price for a VPS cloud of a full VPS with same power, then it’s a bad choice.

VPS and Cloud Hosting are the same thing.



For the sake of community interest and understanding in which Cloud / VPS computing is defined I have provided the following information. No I don’t sell hosting.

VPS = Virtual Private Server which is a mechanism to slice a physical server into virtual chunks (thinking it as slices of the physical computing resources such as RAM and CPU time) that each run and respond as if it’s a separate server.


1 COMPUTER = Many Accounts<br />
100% Server Resources / Accounts = Available
```[/B][B]Cloud hosting[/B]  is an emerging technology that enables the pooling of large number of  separate physical computers / servers / computing devices together so  that they act like one, and websites or  resource consumers (active processes, user applications) pull resources  for computing from the pool as a whole. <br />
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ie: MULTIPLE COMPUTERS = Multiple Accounts<br />
(Server Resources * Servers) / Accounts = Available
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[/B]If "Cloud" exists then there will ALWAYS be more resources than what exists on the VPS. ALWAYS. MORE!<br />
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Whether or not the server is plagued with more accounts is upto translation, however if both "Server" types each had 100 accounts then you will always have more resources available through cloud.<br />
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All references you posted related to Hybrid Cloud Computing. It's the equivalent of calling a VPS a TRUE server (which it's not)<br />
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[quote name='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing']Hybrid cloud A [I]hybrid cloud[/I] environment consisting of multiple internal  and/or external providers[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing#cite_note-50"][51][/URL]  "will be typical for most enterprises".[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing#cite_note-iwpc-51"][52][/URL]  By integrating multiple cloud services users may be able to ease the  transition to [I]public cloud[/I] services while avoiding issues such as  [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payment_Card_Industry_Data_Security_Standard"]PCI compliance[/URL].[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing#cite_note-52"][53][/URL]<br />
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Another perspective on deploying a web application in the cloud is using  [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_Web_Hosting"]Hybrid Web Hosting[/URL], where the hosting infrastructure  is a mix between [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_Hosting"]Cloud Hosting[/URL] for the web  server, and [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Managed_dedicated_server"]Managed dedicated server[/URL] for the  database server.[/quote]<br />
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Added Awesomeness: [URL]http://chadkeck.com/2009/11/rackspace-cloud-servers-vs-vps-platforms/[/URL]

That’s right Jesse so far as you don’t guarantee resources on a VPS.