How to check a cloud hosting is cloud?

Dopani

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Browsing some cloud hosting offers on forums but I don't know how to check a cloud hosting is a "cloud"? which is the difference between a cloud and vps?
 

Localnode

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The definitions change depending on the provider.
[URLnf="https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-cloud-hosting-and-VPS-hosting/answer/Amir-14?srid=ED7Y"]Here[/URLnf] is a good description explaining the differences.

Some providers claim cloud - but in fact, it's just a VPS with hourly billing. You will typically pay more for an actual cloud setup than a VPS.
 

RDO Servers

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Sadly, you can't.

Honestly, other then hourly billing, there is no benefit to cloud over traditional hosting unless it includes:
Multiple hypervisor servers, with instant failover.
Redundant SAN/block level storage.
Redundant power and networks to each server.

These are things you cannot tell yourself, and will have to ask the host, and trust their response.
Sadly, most "cloud" hosting plans do not include this level of redundancy and still have single points of failure. If that's the case, there is no benefit to using their "cloud" and your better off with a quality shared hosting.
 

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Some providers claim these on technicalities. A vps or server is technically on the cloud, as it's accessible from anywhere from any device. Most use that definition of a cloud so you might find some providers offering a vps or server and claim cloud status.
Like RDO mentioned, you can't really tell it it's a real cloud or not as there is nothing that can really test it. You can only go by the provider's word and trust them
 

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As said the definition of "Cloud" is widely used specifically as a sales tactic. In reality, every single hosting service could be considered to be "Cloud" based as information is stored remotely and accessible from anywhere in the world, and most services include built in redundancies though some more simple than others... Some providers go as far as claiming they are a Cloud Hosting provider because they use the CloudLinux operating system.. It is nearly impossible for your to determine yourself, what I recommend is asking the provider you choose what definition of "The Cloud" that they utilize.
 
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