Originally Posted by jarrodsl
Cloud in most instances refers to a provisioning scheme (see: vps.net "cloud") rather than an underlying hypervisor or virtualization technology.
As for whether a VPS or VDS or Cloud Server is more stable than a dedi, the answer is that it can be, but often times it is not.
If you're looking into high-end, high-availability solutions try a managed "Cloud Provider." Otherwise, I'd probably stick with a dedi for the most bang for your buck.
The cloud concept is not very well defined, and there is no standard out there yet, so you'd have to look into the actual configuration before being able to determine if the solution presented to you is "stable" or not. You should especially look into the storage associated with the cloud setups.
Originally Posted by SiberForum
The main disadvantage for now that is price. I have seen lots of opinions over there and people do recommend wait a bit until that will be cheaper
well, that depends, most clouds has build in redundancy and fail over capabilities and if you wanted to replicate that on a dedicated server setup you'd have to double or triple the server power needed.