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Understanding the Differences between VPS and a Cloud server

by Atlantic.Net (11posts) under VPS Hosting

If you are on the market for a new web hosting solution, you have undoubtedly heard the term “Virtual Private Server hosting.” You may also be intrigued by the concept of a fast cloud server. What are the differences and similarities between these two solutions? Which option is the ideal for your personal computing needs?

A Virtual Private Server—known more commonly within the industry simply as a VPS—offers customers a configuration that is entirely customizable and manageable. VPS users pay a fixed subscription each month for this type of hosting. This type of architecture can be installed within a data center or on personal premises.

Cloud hosting is a newer technology that allows customers to be billed according to their personal monthly usage. Hardware and other resources, typically located inside a secure data center, are rented out to multiple users, further promoting the inherent cost-effective strategy.

In terms of flexibility, VPS hosting allows users to easily manipulate the architecture to suit their most current needs, but it is important to note that additional resources such as disk space, memory and processor space will need to be purchased and installed. Cloud solutions provide a little more flexibility, as customers can scale their resources instantaneously and receive a fully customized invoice to match this change.

Learn more from the experts!

Truthfully, making the decision between a Virtual Private Server hosting solution and a cloud hosting plan may not be easy. To learn more about the differences between these two options and to discover which hosting solution best fits your needs, contact Atlantic.Net today at 1-800-521-5881. also offers VPS hosting solutions – contact us today for a consultation.

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