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Both the cloud and VPS offerings are very similar in that they are advanced-level hosting options aimed at those needing solutions for a resource-intensive website, a website that sees high levels of traffic, or both.
The former, however, is more like a traditional web hosting plan where you get a "slice" of a physical server. Host1Plus implements a solid barrier between the resources allocated to your site so that others cannot encroach on it. So there are some very real limitations on your site based on the way the physical server has been virtualized.
The cloud servers, on the other hand, distribute your website across Host1Plus' network. While the plans based on the cloud servers are similar to the VPS plans, you get additional benefits that are inherent with cloud-based networks, including redundancy to minimize the possibility of downtime.
Furthermore, the distribution of services means that you get access to multiple environments, ensuring that your website isn't reliant on just a single entity. The extra features come with a small premium when it comes time to purchase cloud hosting.
You can choose between Linux and Windows VPS/cloud hosting. If you opt for the former, you can choose from any of the following distributions: