Before you mark this duplicate I read all the suggestions an none answer my question.
I am being told something by a hosting provider, however what they are telling me is contradictory to what I am seeing online, this information is coming from the CEO of the company so I do not want to call him out unless I make sure I know what Im talking about.
Question: What do Virtual Private Server vs Dedicated Cloud run on?
This is what im being told/sold
VPS average cost is about ~$80/mo 2 CPU, 4 GB RAM, 60 GB Disk
Dedicated Cloud cost ~$350 for the same specs, that includes the server a Virtual Firewall, CPU Burstability and some other bells and whistles.
What im being told from the potential new hosting provider:
VPS is a single machine that usually has windows installed on it, the windows machine is the host which provides you the VPS (guests), an application installed on the box is what separates the different guests, all the resources for that 1 machine are shared, noisy neighbor is a big problem. If someone were to gain access to the windows host they would have access to every guest. Also any other guest could gain access to your guest, I am assuming some skill would have to be involved.
Real world description big room with a curtain separating customers
Dedicated Cloud is a cluster of servers using VMWare as the host application, you server could be on any one of the servers in the cluster and if a server goes down you will be vmotioned to a new one, DRS, QOS. Resources are not shared and noisy neighbor is not an issue. Storage is 3 tiered iSCSI appliance
Real world description a hotel, anyone who whats in has to get past the front desk, anyone who has a room can only access their room and has no way of knowing there are other rooms in the hotel.
I run a couple VMWare servers myself, not clustered just single however each guest is in fact sharing the resources from the pool of resources available.
I understand you get what you pay for, and the Dedicated Cloud does in fact seem more robust than their description of VPS,
Are they down playing VPS?
On the flip side the company where my application is currently hosted is telling me there is no difference between VPS and Dedicated Cloud some hosting providers like to put a fancier name on VPS. After giving their sales the run down of what the other hosting provider told me they said they are really trying to sell me a lot of fluff. However they will not really give me any good details on how their VPS runs and its either VPS or Dedicated server which is about ~$500 depending.
My application is fairly simple, runs on php been on a shared server for years, privately used. The reason for the move is I made some big updates to the application and have noticed some sluggishness also there are some custom changes to PHP and MySQL I want to make that shared hosting will not allow.
Sorry for the wall of text just looking for a straight forward answer.