So what exactly is the difference between a Cloud Hosting plan and a Virtual Private Server (VPS) ? It's a bit tricky because the term "cloud" has been widely over-used, misused and abused by many… more »
Sometimes you will be given a dedicated server or a VPS and you won't know exactly which flavor or distribution of Linux it is running.
Here is how you can find out when logged in through SSH:
# uname -a
This generally won't tell you as much as you'd… more »