Clouding.io vs UpCloud

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We have tested 9 VPS plans from Clouding.io and UpCloud. This page is a summary and comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


Clouding.io

Clouding.io was founded in 2014.
It is headquartered in Spain.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Spain

Best VPS Awards

3rd Best VPS July 2019

UpCloud

UpCloud was founded in 2013.
It is headquartered in Finland.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • UK
  • USA

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
UpCloud 1GB 1core $5.00 1 1.0 25 1000 Apr 22 2019
Clouding.io 1GB 0.5 core €5.00 1 1.0 25 2000 Sep 18 2019
Clouding.io 2GB 1 core €8.00 1 2.0 30 2000 Mar 16 2019
UpCloud 2GB 1core $10.00 1 2.0 50 2000 Oct 23 2019
Clouding.io 4GB 2 cores €16.00 2 4.0 60 2000 Jan 14 2019
UpCloud 4GB 2 cores $20.00 2 4.0 80 4000 Jul 20 2019
Clouding.io 8GB 4 cores €30.00 4 8.0 100 2000 Jul 23 2019
UpCloud 8GB 4 cores $40.00 4 8.0 160 5000 Jun 10 2019
UpCloud 16GB 6 cores $80.00 6 16.0 320 6000 Sep 01 2019

Performance Grades

To summarize the performance of each VPS plan, we generated grades based on the various tests that were run: web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Each grade focuses on one aspect of the VPS speed or stability (cpu, disk IO, network IO...) and is made of one or more metrics measured during the tests.

Grades are evenly distributed between A and F. A is best, F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

How are grades calculated?

Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
UpCloud 1GB 1core
$5.00
A D A C C
Clouding.io 1GB 0.5 core
€5.00
D E D E D
Clouding.io 2GB 1 core
€8.00
B E B D D
UpCloud 2GB 1core
$10.00
B E D B C
Clouding.io 4GB 2 cores
€16.00
A B B D D
UpCloud 4GB 2 cores
$20.00
C C D C C
Clouding.io 8GB 4 cores
€30.00
B A B D D
UpCloud 8GB 4 cores
$40.00
A A C B C
UpCloud 16GB 6 cores
$80.00
A A B A C
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for Clouding.io and UpCloud from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

Clouding.io UpCloud
Number of instance creations in sample 4 9
Provisioning time in seconds 42s 58s

In Depth...

The grades above are based on the following test results.


Web Response Times

We ran a database intensive web application with ~100,000 hits per day for several days on cloud servers from Clouding.io and UpCloud. This is the average response time measured locally on the VPS for each plan we tested.



Local Response Time per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average response time
UpCloud 1GB 1core 60.0ms
UpCloud 2GB 1core 55.0ms
UpCloud 4GB 2 cores 79.0ms
UpCloud 8GB 4 cores 60.0ms
UpCloud 16GB 6 cores 51.0ms
CloudingIo 1GB 0.5 core 74.0ms
CloudingIo 2GB 1 core 65.0ms
CloudingIo 4GB 2 cores 59.0ms
CloudingIo 8GB 4 cores 64.0ms

During the Web Test, we collect response time metrics, CPU metrics and database performance metrics. All of those are measured locally on the VPS running the web server. All metrics can be compared on the Web Performance Comparison page.


Sysbench CPU Performances

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of Clouding.io and UpCloud. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
UpCloud 1GB 1core 417.1
UpCloud 2GB 1core 404.9
UpCloud 4GB 2 cores 727.9
UpCloud 8GB 4 cores 1617.8
UpCloud 16GB 6 cores 2843.8
CloudingIo 1GB 0.5 core 347.3
CloudingIo 2GB 1 core 348.5
CloudingIo 4GB 2 cores 836.1
CloudingIo 8GB 4 cores 1676.7

Sysbench test results are also available for random disk IO tests, sequential disk IO tests and memory tests.

Review and compare all Sysbench numbers on the Sysbench Comparison page for Clouding.io and UpCloud.


Remote Timings

During the entire duration of the web performance test, we collected web response times from 5 different locations in the world. The chart below reports the connection establishment time + TLS handshake latency from all 5 locations. (That excludes the time spent on the server that is already measured in web response times above and it also excludes the DNS resolution time since it is not dependent on the provider).


Remote Latency per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average remote request duration
UpCloud 1GB 1core 503.2ms
UpCloud 2GB 1core 499.6ms
UpCloud 4GB 2 cores 484.0ms
UpCloud 8GB 4 cores 499.4ms
UpCloud 16GB 6 cores 510.0ms
CloudingIo 1GB 0.5 core 535.8ms
CloudingIo 2GB 1 core 572.6ms
CloudingIo 4GB 2 cores 580.8ms
CloudingIo 8GB 4 cores 551.8ms

Detailed remote timings measurements including connection time, TLS handshake time, and response time can be compared for Clouding.io and UpCloud on the Remote Timings Comparison page.


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Clouding.io and UpCloud VPS and we measured the speed of downloads and uploads.

The transfers involve multiple files, 10 threads and last for at least 10 seconds at maximum speed. The transfers are repeated 3 times from different servers and only the fastest transfer is reported here.


Download Speed per Plan

Higher is better

Provider Plan Network Download Speed
UpCloud 1GB 1core 761.0Mbps
UpCloud 2GB 1core 862.7Mbps
UpCloud 4GB 2 cores 703.2Mbps
UpCloud 8GB 4 cores 790.3Mbps
UpCloud 16GB 6 cores 728.2Mbps
CloudingIo 1GB 0.5 core 367.5Mbps
CloudingIo 2GB 1 core 408.6Mbps
CloudingIo 4GB 2 cores 512.2Mbps
CloudingIo 8GB 4 cores 361.0Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Clouding.io and UpCloud on the Network Transfers Comparison page.


Sustained CPU Endurance Tests

We pushed the CPU of those VPS plans hard for 24 hours straight.

This test shows how fast the VPS can go for long periods of time, how stable the performance is and it also gives clues on how overallocated the VPSs may be.


Average number of operations per hour

Higher is better

Provider Plan Average ops/hour
UpCloud 1GB 1core 1861.3
UpCloud 2GB 1core 1753.7
UpCloud 4GB 2 cores 2974.4
UpCloud 8GB 4 cores 6014.8
UpCloud 16GB 6 cores 24448.2
CloudingIo 1GB 0.5 core 1519.8
CloudingIo 2GB 1 core 1423.9
CloudingIo 4GB 2 cores 5590.3
CloudingIo 8GB 4 cores 12074.9

Review and compare endurance test results for Clouding.io and UpCloud on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.


Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price of the plan will be marked as missing but they may be available for the fee.

UpCloud Review Clouding.io Review
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
DDOS Protection  No Yes
Backups  Yes No
Control Panel  Custom Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  8 1
Number of Datacenter Continents  3 1


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