What is a cloud server?
A cloud server is a logical server that is created, hosted, and deployed over the Internet using a cloud computing platform. Cloud servers have similar features and functionality to a typical server, but they are obtained remotely from a cloud service provider.
A cloud server can also be referred to as a virtual server or a virtual private server.
A cloud server is primarily an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) -based cloud service model. There are two types of cloud servers: logical and physical. A cloud server is considered logical if it is provided via server virtualization. In this deployment model, the physical server is logically split between two or more logical servers, each with a separate operating system, user interface, and apps, even though they use physical components from the underlying physical server.
While the physical cloud server is also accessed remotely over the internet, it is not shared or distributed. This is commonly known as a dedicated cloud server.