Difference Between VPS and Cloud Servers
Difference Between VPS and Cloud Servers. There is a lot of talk these days about cloud computing or cloud hosting. Many companies are using these terms loosely to discuss either VPS or cloud servers (public or private).
Virtual Private Server:
VPS or a Virtual Private Sever is a partitioned piece of a physical server by using process of virtualization. However, cloud is not a part of a single server. One physical server, divided into several smaller server slices that each act as their own virtual server environment. the physical server’s CPU time, disk space and RAM is divided between the smaller virtual servers according to a chosen set of allocation.In a VPS server, if a machine or part of the machine fails, your VPS will go down causing downtime till the problem is fixed. In a VPS, it takes time to virtualized a dedicated server and then allot VPS slices to the client.
In cloud server environment, the data processing, storage and dissemination operations are executed by a pool of servers that are located in diverse geographical locations. Cloud is not a singular object, but it’s a virtualized framework for improving availability, efficiency, and integrity of data by reducing latency. Cloud servers utilize multiple servers connected together in a cluster which is backed by SAN storage. Customers utilizing a cloud platform will benefit from the multiple servers. in case of Cloud server, In case of any failure, the system is re-routed to another available physical resource causing minimum downtime. In a Cloud, things are pretty fast. Every server slot is available and is always ready to be served in seconds.
The basic difference between public and private clouds are in public, the cluster is multi-tenant and a private is a single client.A major difference between a VPS and a private cloud is the location of the hardware. A virtual private server is generally hosted at an off-site, third-party web hosting provider. A private cloud is situated on site or at a data centre you own. There are exceptions to this rule, however, as some cloud providers are offering hosted private clouds for users. These clouds use hardware that is solely for the use of that particular cloud and is not shared with other users. A virtual private server is vastly less expensive and even cheaper than dedicated server hosting. If cost is an issue, the VPS wins out every time. A private cloud is rather expensive in terms of hardware, as you have to shoulder the cost of the hardware, installation, set-up, and maintenance.