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Clouding.io in its own words

Founded in 2014, Clouding.io is an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) for all kinds of online projects in the Cloud. Cloud servers are flexible in resources: RAM, CPU and SSD disc can be increased or decreased any time, adjusting to your needs.
Clouding.io is a pay-per-use service, there is no minimum rate or commitment to stay. Linux and Windows OS are available as well as hi-tech features such as backups, snapshots and the archive.
Offices and datacentre are located in Barcelona. If you sign up, you’ll get 5€ for free for trials. Clouding.io. Contact:sales@clouding.io.

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

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Clouding.io VPS Features

Features not included in the VPS price are marked as missing below.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  Yes
  • Small attacks are handled locally by Clouding.io infrastructure.
  • For bigger attacks traffic is diverted to an external provider with capacity to handle attacks up to 20Tbps.

https://clouding.io/hc/en-us/articles/360011147099-Anti-DDOS

Backups  No

Available for a fee (0.02€/GB/month).
Clouding.io offers scheduling of backups and allows choosing the frequency and the number of backups to be kept.

Control Panel  Custom
SSH Keys Setup  No
Total Number of Datacenters  1
Number of Datacenter Continents  1
Monitoring Charts  Yes

CPU, disk, network

Admin REST API  No
Upgrade VPS from admin console  Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  Yes
Reverse DNS  Yes
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards
Hidden CPU Model  Yes
Affiliate Program  No
Firewall  Yes
Shelving  Yes

"Archived" instances are only billed for storage: https://clouding.io/hc/en-us/articles/360011036060.

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Pros and Cons

Strengths

  • Modern, intuitive, fast UI.
  • Flexible instance size customization.
  • Only pay for storage on archived instances.

Weaknesses

  • Single datacenter.

Clouding.io Extra Services

In addition to features included in VPS plans, Clouding.io also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):

Backups   Block storage Object storage Load balancer Floating IP addresses
Team Management Managed databases Serverless DDoS protection   Kubernetes
GPU instances Private network  

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each Clouding.io VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server from the moment it was ordered to the moment it accepted SSH connections.

See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.

Average Provisioning Time Min Provisioning Time Max Provisioning Time Number of VPS Samples
65s 45s 100s 12

Admin UI Screenshots


Cloud Storage Prices

For a comparison of storage features and prices from all providers, please check the Cloud Storage Prices page.

Storage Type Price / GB / month Restriction Description
Backups 0.020€ Clouding.io lets you choose number of backups to retain and frequency of backups. You can then restore full servers from the backup of your choice.
https://clouding.io/kb/en-us/articles/360011156739
Snapshots 0.020€ Entire server snapshots can be made in seconds at any point in time.
https://clouding.io/kb/en-us/articles/360010121480

Clouding.io Plans

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Plan Specifications

URL https://clouding.io/en/
Price per month 5.00€ ($5.70)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 25
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 1.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 4000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No
Storage Root storage for this plan is networked and triple replicated. See https://clouding.io/en/features#infrastructure_high-availability for details.

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 25

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
E F D E E
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Note: A low grade on a low price VPS does not necessarily mean the VPS is underperforming, the server may still perform better than other servers at the same price. Use the Price Weighted Grades or the Best VPS 2022 rankings to find the best VPS in each price range.


Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Clouding.io - 1GB 0.5 core. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the 1GB 0.5 core plan

This plan was tested 3 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 1GB 0.5 core plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Feb 11 2021 High Performance Datacenter vCPU Barcelona, Spain E
May 06 2020 Intel Xeon Virtual CPU Barcelona, Spain D
Sep 18 2019 Intel Xeon Virtual CPU Barcelona, Spain D

Plan Specifications

URL https://clouding.io/en/
Price per month 8.00€ ($9.12)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 30
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 2.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 4000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No
Storage Root storage for this plan is networked and triple replicated. See https://clouding.io/en/features#infrastructure_high-availability for details.

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 31

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
D F D E E
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Note: A low grade on a low price VPS does not necessarily mean the VPS is underperforming, the server may still perform better than other servers at the same price. Use the Price Weighted Grades or the Best VPS 2022 rankings to find the best VPS in each price range.


Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Clouding.io - 2GB 1 core. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the 2GB 1 core plan

This plan was tested 4 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 2GB 1 core plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Jun 25 2021 High Performance Datacenter vCPU Barcelona, Spain E
Aug 17 2020 High Performance Datacenter vCPU Barcelona, Spain D
Mar 02 2020 Intel Xeon Virtual CPU Barcelona, Spain C
Mar 16 2019 Intel Xeon Virtual CPU Barcelona, Spain D

Plan Specifications

URL https://clouding.io/en/
Price per month 16.00€ ($18.24)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 60
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 4000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No
Storage Root storage for this plan is networked and triple replicated. See https://clouding.io/en/features#infrastructure_high-availability for details.

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 47

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
C C C E E
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Note: A low grade on a low price VPS does not necessarily mean the VPS is underperforming, the server may still perform better than other servers at the same price. Use the Price Weighted Grades or the Best VPS 2022 rankings to find the best VPS in each price range.


Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Clouding.io - 4GB 2 cores. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the 4GB 2 cores plan

This plan was tested 5 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 4GB 2 cores plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Dec 24 2021 High Performance Datacenter vCPU Barcelona, Spain D
Mar 26 2021 High Performance Datacenter vCPU Barcelona, Spain C
May 25 2020 High Performance Datacenter vCPU Barcelona, Spain C
Nov 26 2019 Intel Xeon Virtual CPU Barcelona, Spain C
Jan 14 2019 Intel Xeon Virtual CPU Barcelona, Spain C

Plan Specifications

URL https://clouding.io/en/
Price per month 28.00€ ($31.92)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 80
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 8.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 4000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No
Storage Root storage for this plan is networked and triple replicated. See https://clouding.io/en/features#infrastructure_high-availability for details.

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 59

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
A B B E E
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Clouding.io - 8GB 4 cores. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
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Performance trials run on the 8GB 4 cores plan

This plan was tested 5 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 8GB 4 cores plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Sep 24 2021 High Performance Datacenter vCPU Barcelona, Spain C
Nov 12 2020 High Performance Datacenter vCPU Barcelona, Spain C
Apr 10 2020 Intel Xeon Virtual CPU Barcelona, Spain B
Jul 23 2019 Intel Xeon Virtual CPU Barcelona, Spain C
Oct 15 2018 Intel Xeon Virtual CPU Barcelona, Spain B

Plan Specifications

URL https://clouding.io/en/
Price per month 42.00€ ($47.88)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 120
Num Cores 6
Memory GB 12.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 4000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No
Storage Root storage for this plan is networked and triple replicated. See https://clouding.io/en/features#infrastructure_high-availability for details.

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 52

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
C A C E E
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Clouding.io - 12GB 6 cores. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
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Performance trials run on the 12GB 6 cores plan

This plan was tested 3 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 12GB 6 cores plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Nov 09 2021 High Performance Datacenter vCPU Barcelona, Spain C
Dec 27 2020 High Performance Datacenter vCPU Barcelona, Spain C
Jan 18 2020 Intel Xeon Virtual CPU Barcelona, Spain C

Plan Specifications

URL https://clouding.io/en/#
Price per month 56.00€ ($63.84)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 160
Num Cores 8
Memory GB 16.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 4000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No
Storage Root storage for this plan is networked and triple replicated. See https://clouding.io/en/features#infrastructure_high-availability for details.

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 57

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
B A D E D
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Clouding.io - 16GB 8 cores. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
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Performance trials run on the 16GB 8 cores plan

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 16GB 8 cores plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
May 10 2021 High Performance Datacenter vCPU Barcelona, Spain C
Jul 02 2020 High Performance Datacenter vCPU Barcelona, Spain C

Plan Specifications

URL https://clouding.io/en/
Price per month 84.00€ ($95.76)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 240
Num Cores 12
Memory GB 24.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 4000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No
Storage Root storage for this plan is networked and triple replicated. See https://clouding.io/en/features#infrastructure_high-availability for details.

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 62

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
A A C E E
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Clouding.io - 24GB 12 cores. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare

Performance trials run on the 24GB 12 cores plan

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 24GB 12 cores plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Aug 10 2021 High Performance Datacenter vCPU Barcelona, Spain C
Oct 01 2020 High Performance Datacenter vCPU Barcelona, Spain C

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