It may take weeks to set up a traditional server, depending on your requirements.
You can go online within minutes.
Traditional servers cannot be upgraded without going offline. Updating RAM, CPU, or disk space requires a maintenance window.
The cloud model allows you to scale with maximum possible uptime. Community-driven tools make cloud auto-scale and auto-provision cheaper.
High Availability (HA)
Traditional servers can offer High Availability if you can set up multiple servers with a load balancer. However, HA configuration is expensive in this model.
One of the main advantages of the cloud is that you can achieve HA quickly and with lesser expenses than most other hosting models.
If security is your priority, then the best choice for you is a dedicated server (with maximum protection).
Security has always been a challenge with the cloud model. You’ll have to follow stringent measures to secure your data.
Dedicated servers require skill and time for management.
Cloud servers are compatible with iOS and Android making them easily manageable from your mobile phones!