There are many differences between the VPS and a cloud.
The VPS is a split portion of a physical server with features of a dedicated server in a shared environment. Businesses are separated from one another using a virtualized software giving each of them control and privacy. A cloud server
is a network of servers from where resources are pooled and offered over the internet. Multiple servers allow a smooth transition to the other servers in case one server faces hardware issues.
Cloud servers can be scaled instantly with just a few clicks on the services you want to add or reduce. VPS also scales but requires human effort and resources must be added manually. The clients should create a ticket or talk to customer support to get the upgrade. This could result in the website being down for some time.
In VPS server
, the client selects a plan offered by the host and pays a fixed monthly fee. In the cloud, a client subscribes to the services they require and are billed monthly on the pay-as-you- use billing model.