I recently stumbled upon this topic. I would like to learn more about VPS hosting. Why is it needed and where is it applied? What are its benefits? Is it better than cloud hosting?
If you want to save money and the administration skill is not a problem for you, then VPS is your choice. Suitable for not too ambitious projects - there are scalability limitations.
The cloud, on the other hand, has virtually unlimited performance resources and is suitable for large and high-load projects. To set up, there is no need to know the technical details, in general, everything is automated. The price is a bit higher, but the level of fault tolerance also wins compared to VPS. :D