better for what? there are many use cases. VPS vs Cloud vs BareMetal… Is it a web server? application server streaming video server? Please define what your application is. then you can determine “what is best”. Bare metal will give you the best, but it needs management and can be expensive. The cloud must provide virtual resources, backups, DDOS, networking, storage, RAM, CPU, and firewall/router for you to create a secure cloud. . but it is complex and can also cost the earth. VPS is straight forward but can be exposed to threats as you have to manage it. web hosting… well, there are hundreds of them. most provisioning and your web server could fight for resources on a busy shared web server.