I guess it depends on your preference. Below we have left some information on each hosting solution.
Cloud Hosting: The Basics
Cloud hosting is when you gather computer resources from a host or provider. Cloud hosting works on one infrastructure(an example is when you use laaS). Normally, you might have all your information running across one machine. Cloud hosting is when everything is spread throughout different machines, and sometimes, different servers, but it is managed from one place. That is what makes it more reliable and secure.
Good hosting providers would be Cloudways, Digital Ocean, AWS and Vultr. Here’s a quick video on how you can install WordPress with Cloudways (a great provider)
In some way, the shared hosting works similarly to cloud hosting. Everything is kept in one place but is spread across multiple locations. The only difference is that others can use the services, sometimes when you are using it.
The one downside is that shared hosting is not for those who run high-volume sites and traffic. You are better off using something else.
Is Shared Hosting Good To Use?
We get this question a lot. Once more, it depends on what you want to use it for. Those who are starting and/or using smaller enterprises may want to opt for something else.
It is more affordable compared to other things such as VPS or dedicated shared hosting. Those who run high volume enterprises are going to run into issues, including site downtime and traffic reduction.
Traffic reduction is when the traffic is there, but it cannot get through. The traffic is directed elsewhere. That could prove challenging at times.
Is Cloud Hosting Better? And, For Who?
Cloud hosting is seen( by many) as the better option, especially if you run a much larger enterprise or brand. It also has improved security enhancements. This is what some call another drawback.
Shared hosting presents some issues with security. The reason is that you have others using the services. There is always the chance someone is going to steal something.
The security is down with shared hosting. You have to constantly pay attention to outside forces. That is what makes the cloud hosting a better choice(if you are looking for one).
The other drawback(if you want to call it that, is you will pay more for the cloud services. Hey, you are not going to get the extras for free. No one is that generous. You will pay more for cloud hosting. That is why many say that shared hosting is the more affordable option. However, with more affordable prices you get more security risk. It is up o you to decide which one you prefer to be the better option.