Want to contend with some of the posts purporting a positive of cloud VPS. Mainly the price. Jeff Atwood, founder of stackexchange and customer of ours, discovered that:
"The sysbench results are 4086 and 11760 respectively, considerably below the 2019 Mini-PC results, above.) As you can see, you pay almost three times as much for a cloud server.
Cloud VPS is great for when you need to set up something immediately, when you want dramatic upscaling and downscaling, when you are paranoid about disk failure or general hardware failure (cannot emphasize enough that Linux today is very mature, modern PC hardware is easy to set up and exceedingly reliable so this is not a huge deal especially if you opt for data backup which still ends up being cheaper).