Today we are going to talk about two of the most prominent web hosting solutions. We are going to point out the major differences between cloud hosting and VPS hosting. At the end of this article, you will have a clear understanding of both of them and you will know exactly what you need for your website.
It is essential for the smooth functioning of any website to have an efficient and reliable web host. Since there are so many options available in the market it can be a bit confusing for the users to make a decision. It is obviously going to be time-consuming but you must do your research before you pick one.
What is Cloud Hosting?
In Cloud hosting, multiple machines are connected to a single network. Users not only get the benefits of cloud hosting but they can also enjoy the convenience of shared hosting as well. It not only allows you to increase your resources such as CPU and RAM but it also allows you to create a back in case there is a disk failure.
What is VPS Hosting?
VPS hosting is an amalgamation of shared and dedicated hosting. In this case, each server is partitioned into multiple servers that act as independent servers. Each of these servers shares the resources from the main server such as operating system, server space, bandwidth, etc. However, these servers are not burdened by the usage of other servers and are not affected by the failure of other servers.
Now that we have a basic understanding of both the cloud hosting and VPS hosting. Let us now begin to learn more about the major differences between the two hosting solutions.
Which One Offers Better Performance
In the case of cloud hosting, users can enjoy a higher degree of performance such as faster loading speed and uptime. However, in VPS users are allotted a fixed level of resources for each virtual server.
In cloud hosting user data is stored in multiple servers connected to each other. In case of a server failure, other servers provide support and allow the operation to run smoothly. Which means that there is no scope of failure in cloud hosting.
In VPS hosting a single server is divided into multiple servers supported by a parent server. In a situation where the parent server fails that will eventually affect the functioning of the rest of the virtual servers. Due to the existence of multiple servers on a single physical server, the performance of the affected servers can encounter some issues especially when both are in need of additional resources.
More Control Over Customization
Users can install multiple applications with great ease in cloud hosting. However, they might face a few challenges when it comes to distributing responsibilities among the servers. Since the user has very little control over the settings.
The process of customization in cloud hosting is somewhat similar to that of dedicated hosting. Users in a cloud hosting environment have full control over the operating system, software as well as the website. Which means users can easily customize and configure as per their requirement. However since the physical server is running on one OS, users have no choice until the host provides them with more options.
In Terms Of Scalability
In terms of performance cloud hosting is quite impressive as it possesses high processing power. Users can also upgrade their resources such as CPU, RAM as per their requirements. If the website is experiencing high traffic users can also increase the resources accordingly.
Whereas in the case of VPS the situation is completely opposite to that of cloud hosting. Which means users can neither upgrade their resources nor their plan.
How Much Will It Cost?
Cloud hosting is cheaper in comparison to VPS hosting because the server space is divided among many users.
VPS hosting is quite costly in comparison to cloud hosting because you are allotted a dedicated server space and resources which are not shared by others on the virtual server. The amount of expenditure also depends on other factors such as management and support included in the hosting package.
Now that we have highlighted the basic difference between cloud hosting and VPS hosting. We are sure that you must have gained a better understanding of both hosting platforms and will be able to make a better decision for your website. In case you need further assistance do get in touch with our support staff at Ewebguru, we will be more than glad to provide our expert assistance.
Ashok Arora is CEO and Founder of eWebGuru a leading web hosting company of India. He is a tech enthusiast with more than 25 years of experience in Internet and Technology.
Ashok is Master in Electronics from a leading Indian university.
Ashok loves to write on cloud, servers, datacenter, virtualisation technology.