Cloud VPS vs. Dedicated Hosting

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  1. keens

    keens New Member

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    Which is better? Cloud VPS or Dedicated Host? What grounds should we consider before making a decision?

    Thank you!
     
  2. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    By "dedicated host" do you mean "dedicated server"

    If so, the two are not really comparable.

    With a "Cloud VPS" your "server" is just some resources of a server cluster that is 'somewhere in the "Blue Nowhere' effectively.

    With a dedicated server you are leasing a chunk of hardware that no one else other than the datacentre staff have access to.

    With VPS or 'Cloud' systems the security is only as good as the virtualisation or the clustering software is. If an exploit is found or used in that, then all the VMs are potentially at risk.

    With a dedicated box it is only the OS and software applications running on that hardware that needs to be secured or monitored.
     
  3. Design Top

    Design Top Banned

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    I think depend with your purpose. But if you compare both of them, I think this is different device to used. You can looking for definition for each device.
     
  4. che09

    che09 New Member

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    Cloud Hosting is new, and VPS hosting is better. Between the two I'd pick up VPS.
     
  5. hoobastank68

    hoobastank68 New Member

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    I'd suggest sticking to VPS hosting for now until cloud hosting technology matures.
     
  6. shovenose

    shovenose Banned

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    I'm sorry, but most of this is wrong...

    Here's why a Cloud VM (Cloud Server, Cloud VPS, whatever you want to call it today) is better:
    -Cloud Host Node Servers typically run multiple enterprise-grade disks with really good I/O. As well has having a fast network port, loads of RAM, and powerful processors. Vs. a single dedicated server
    -Cloud Servers are more reliable than Dedicated Servers
    The only thing a dedicated server wins in is consistency. You won't be shared the resources, but you will have less of them probably. A cloud server with a good provider that doens't oversell, will have equal or better performance and stability than a traditional dedicated server.
     
  7. KVChosting

    KVChosting Banned

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    Cloud VPS is better to my mind.
     
  8. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    So you think that one VM on, lets say, a quad core four CPU, 32GiB RAM, RAID 1 on 2x320GiB drives with dual (paired) Gib NICs hardware that is partitioned into four VMs is going to outperform or match the same spec (four cores, 8GiB RAM, RAID 1 on 2x80GiB) on dedicated hardware?
     
  9. amalayer

    amalayer New Member

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    A VPS is good to start off with and one can continue with a VPS as long as the hosted website doesn't outgrow it.
     
  10. shovenose

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    Not neccessarily. Here's why:
    Cloud VM using SAN for storage: Fiber Channel connectivity, RAID10 with 4x disks (or better!)
    Dedicated Server at same price: SATA 3Gbps RAID1 2x disks

    Obviously one is better than the other.
     
  11. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Sure but basing the systems on PRICE is NOT a like for like comparison.
     
  12. shovenose

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    Ok do me a favor and try something. Go configure a dedicated server with Hivelocity,with four disk RAID, etc. Under $100. See where that gets you. Now go to SparkNode.com their sister company and make a Cloud VM with $100 :)
    Only downside here is you significantly less storage than a dedicated server.

    Now, I recently switched all my servers from being SparkNode Cloud VM to SparkNode Xen VPS. Why? Because the cloud server was frustrating me with poor performance and they couldn't solve it.

    But, their VPS have such good I/O its not even funny :) 150MB/sec. Good look getting that on a $70 dedicated server with RAID. Of course it's an apples to oranges comparison but what I'm saying is that Cloud Servers, VPS, and Dedicated Servers are all good for different use cases. I can certainly say that for shared/reseller hosting Xen VPS is better than Cloud VM but I'm comparing two entirely different things!
     
  13. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    But you are comparing them based on the COST not on specification.

    So you are saying that a 'hardware' VM is better than a 'Cloud' VM, which of course contradicts your comments in post#6
     
  14. shovenose

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    Yes, FOR SHARED/RESELLER HOSTING environment (which is what i have the most experience in obviously) the VPS is better. But for a large website or web app that needs scalability there is nothing better than a cloud environment.
     
  15. VPSblast

    VPSblast New Member

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    Don't necessarily choose a host with the "fastest" ticket response time, but choose one who you feel you communicate well with.
     
  16. Alpha

    Alpha New Member

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    In my opinion, VPS Host (Virtual Private Server) is best as compare to Cloud Host and Dedicated Host because VPS host permits software customization, full configuration, cost effective, rapid migration, administration and instant scalability. VPS also provides the root server access and secured environment.
     
  17. islandweb

    islandweb New Member

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    I was on a shared server, after switching my company to a VPN we noticed the difference right away, is what like dial up verse what we have now lol. Crazy!
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2014
  18. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Oh goody!

    Two necro-posting Cloudways shills!
     

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