The difference between lightweight cloud server and cloud server.

1. Applicable scene users

Lightweight cloud servers are suitable for small and medium-sized enterprises and developers, and there are many options for entry-level users. For example, our personal website uses more choices. It has fixed traffic and large bandwidth to meet basic small and medium-sized businesses. The cloud server has a relatively large elastic configuration that can be upgraded and downgraded. Especially for high-end configurations, choosing cloud servers is more cost-effective than lightweight servers.

2. Application support method

The lightweight cloud server has an application environment support for one-click configuration, while the cloud server needs to be configured by our users. For example, the lightweight server has built-in LNMP, pagoda panel environment, and many commonly used one-click installation environment software support, which is suitable for novice and entry-level users to quickly configure the environment.

3. Network billing method

Lightweight servers generally adopt the mode of high-bandwidth traffic packets, while cloud servers generally adopt fixed bandwidth without restricting traffic. Or you can also choose the flow billing method.

4. Flexible expansion support

The expansion support of the cloud server is much better than that of the lightweight server. For example, we can upgrade the hard disk, CPU, network bandwidth and other configurations separately according to the needs. However, lightweight servers cannot be upgraded individually.