Dedicated servers are with us forever. They are known as a bare metal server. Towards the end of the 2000s something, new technology began to sound strong on the Internet, the term called cloud computing.
With this new cloud computing technology, new products and services also emerged, such as the famous Cloud Hosting, also known as Cloud VPS. So, is Cloud VPS better than a Dedicated Server Hosting?
Is Cloud Hosting Better Than Dedicated Server?
Before entering into the debate of the advantages and disadvantages of each one, let’s review the key concepts about what a dedicated server versus Cloud VPS.
What is a Dedicated Server?
Today, having a dedicated server is synonymous with privacy, security, and an advanced form of web hosting compared to other types of traditional hosting such as shared hosting.
It is a physical server, which is rented on a monthly basis for the exclusive use of a single client, allowing you to have complete control over hardware resources (CPU, RAM, disk usage), network (transfer and bandwidth) and server software (operating system, services, libraries, control panel such as cPanel, web server).
The dedicated server is delivered to the client connected to the Internet, with a 100% dedicated network (uplink) port that can be 100mbps, 1Gbps, or 10GBps, as required by the client’s traffic. In our case, we only use uplinks of 1Gbps (known as Gigabit Ethernet) in a standardized way and 10Gbps for high traffic clients.
What is a Cloud VPS?
A Cloud VPS server is characterized as a virtual machine. It is a virtualized operating system that runs in a “farm of servers,” which share resources such as CPU, RAM, Disks, and Network, where everyone feeds everyone at the level of hardware.
The concept of Cloud Hosting emerges as fail-safe servers. They were ideally thought of tolerant hardware failures, unlike conventional VPS. The Cloud has a redundant infrastructure that allows them to stay online in almost any type of scenario, and we say “almost any” because it is known that Clouds (like any computer system) can fail.
In the Cloud VPS, the company delivers the server to the client, with full access to the server so that it can work without problems in its developments and apps. It is always hosted in fast storage based on SSD disks.
When choosing a web hosting for a large project, with considerable traffic (thousands of daily visits) or with requirements for libraries, modules, and custom apps from the server-side, it is always advisable to think about a hosting environment 100% dedicated web.
Dedicated Server vs. Cloud VPS Hosting: Which one should I choose?
Here are some pros and cons of each to help with the decision:
Advantages of a Dedicated Server
- You have full control of the server.
- Lots of disk space, SATA, and SSD.
- The space is very cheap.
- Bandwidth is very cheap.
- SQL data storage is cheap and fast to implement.
- It offers high performance.
- It can be used to support high traffic.
- Ideal for Clustering and Load Balancing environments.
Cons of the Dedicated Server
- You can add more RAM or disk, but they are more rigid specifications.
- Space may be increased, but it is limited.
- The CPU is unmodified without changing the motherboard.
- It is not so scalable quickly.
Advantages of the Cloud Hosting
- You do not need to rent a server. You only buy limited resources.
- It is easier to climb up or down as you need.
- Compatible with all operating systems.
- It is almost unlimited hosting in terms of disk space.
- It is usually cheaper.
Cons of the Cloud VPS
- The SSD disk is costly to expand.
- Bandwidth is also limited and much more expensive.
- SQL Data can be hosted, but it is more expensive than dedicated.
- It does not offer the same performance as Dedicated in many cases.
- It may fail (as seen in cases of the Google or Microsoft cloud).
As you can see, the differences between Dedicated Servers and Cloud Hosting are quite clear. Some of our customers at HostingRaja.in choose dedicated servers, while others select cloud VPS to upload and test their developments. Then, they leap to the dedicated ones when they need more power and security.
The truth is that both technologies will be here for a long time. The dedicated ones are fast and reliable. Cloud VPS is often the intermediate step between shared web hosting and ultimately dedicated.
Now that all the cards are on the table, it is time for you to evaluate and make the best decision for your business. If you are about to start a new project that requires high traffic (thousands per day) or applications with demanding requirements, contact us via Chat, they will gladly assist you to help you choose the best hosting plan.