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We have tested 5 VPS plans from UpCloud. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


UpCloud

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

It has datacenters in:
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
1GB 1core $5.00 1 1.0 25 1000 Jul 30 2020
2GB 1core $10.00 1 2.0 50 2000 May 08 2020
4GB 2 cores $20.00 2 4.0 80 4000 Mar 06 2020
8GB 4 cores $40.00 4 8.0 160 5000 Jun 15 2020
16GB 6 cores $80.00 6 16.0 320 6000 Apr 12 2020

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
1GB 1core
$5.00
B D C B A
2GB 1core
$10.00
B D B B C
4GB 2 cores
$20.00
B C A B D
8GB 4 cores
$40.00
D A D B B
16GB 6 cores
$80.00
B A C B B
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

UpCloud
Number of instance creations in sample 13
Provisioning time in seconds 67s

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 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

Plan Average response time
UpCloud
1GB 1core 43.4ms
2GB 1core 46.4ms
4GB 2 cores 50.8ms
16GB 6 cores 54.6ms
8GB 4 cores 75.3ms

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 Performance

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



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan Operations per second
UpCloud
1GB 1core 378.7
2GB 1core 468.4
4GB 2 cores 779.8
8GB 4 cores 1793.3
16GB 6 cores 2365.6

Sysbench Disk IO Performance

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of UpCloud. These are the Sysbench Disk IO Random Read test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan MiB per second
UpCloud
1GB 1core 151.5
4GB 2 cores 222.0
2GB 1core 223.0
8GB 4 cores 285.6
16GB 6 cores 622.1

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 UpCloud.


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the 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

Plan Network Download Speed
UpCloud
4GB 2 cores 533.1Mbps
2GB 1core 617.6Mbps
16GB 6 cores 718.0Mbps
8GB 4 cores 898.7Mbps
1GB 1core 928.2Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for 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

Plan Average ops/hour
UpCloud
4GB 2 cores 3625.6
1GB 1core 4041.6
2GB 1core 4095.9
16GB 6 cores 10198.0
8GB 4 cores 15849.9

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


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

Plan Average remote request duration
UpCloud
4GB 2 cores 485.2ms
16GB 6 cores 502.8ms

Detailed remote timings measurements including connection time, TLS handshake time, and response time can be compared for UpCloud on the Remote Timings 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
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  No
Backups  Yes
Control Panel  Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  8
Number of Datacenter Continents  3
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