I am sick of all these claims made by numerous Cloud Hosting providers that are no more than an attempt to cash-in on a (relatively) new marketing term.
From the simplest non-techie perspective, Cloud Hosting means that it is immaterial WHERE your ‘stuff’ lives as it should work from SOMEWHERE ELSE in the event of a failure occurring where it is RIGHT NOW.
I know of several hosts with hundreds or thousands of clients that host on a bunch of standalone servers!!!!
If the one you are on dies, good luck getting them to restore your stuff to another ‘working’ piece of equipment in a reasonable timeframe. Assuming of course that they even have backups suitable for restoration.
Even some of the ‘big boys’ don’t set it up so that your services will restart somewhere else automatically in the event of a failure.
Sorry, but having to migrate a backup to a piece of equipment somewhere ‘else’ is not my idea of ‘Cloud Hosting’.
Ask the bloody question of your hosting company and don’t settle for an answer you don’t understand!!!!