When it comes to managing your hosting services, the difference between cloud hosting and shared hosting will be minimal. Most management dashboards (cPanel, Plesk) will work fine on either, as well as most website or CMS software (WordPress, Joomla). You can manage your website, emails and other web apps from just as you always have.
Where you will notice a difference is in the reliability of your services. Servers can crash, it is unfortunate, but it happens. But with the cloud, a server crash would not even be noticed. Evan if an entire data center goes down, your web services will still be up and producing for you.
Cloud hosting and regular shared web hosting are different in a few key ways: