OVH Public Cloud Review

OVH Public Cloud


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OVH offers low price VPS billed monthly


Features and Usability

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

Last updated on January 15 2019.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  Yes
Backups  No

Snapshot for $1.10/100GB/month.

Control Panel  Builtin
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  6
Number of Datacenter Continents  2
Monitoring Charts  No

No metrics whatsoever.

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

In VPSBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 
Quality of Service 
  • Hourly price is double the monthly price.

OVH Public Cloud Extra Services

In addition to features included in the VPS plan, OVH Public Cloud also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):

Backups   Block storage   Object storage   Load balancer   Floating IP addresses
Teams   Datastores Serverless DDoS protection   Kubernetes  
GPU instances  

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each OVH Public Cloud VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server.

See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.

Average Provisioning Time Min Provisioning Time Max Provisioning Time Number of VPS Samples
633s 40s 1800s 3

Admin UI Screenshots


Cloud Storage Prices

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

Storage Type Price / GB / month Restriction Description
Block $0.090 Called "Additional Disks" at OVH.
Triple replication.
$0.09 is for High Speed Volumes. Also available as "Classic Volumes" at lower speeds for $0.045/GB/month.
https://www.ovh.com/world/public-cloud/storage/additional-disks/
Snapshots $0.011 Goes to object storage.
https://www.ovh.com/asia/public-cloud/instances/prices/
Object $0.011 Based on OpenStack Swift technology.
Triple replication
Free incoming traffic
Outgoing traffic: $0.011/GB
https://www.ovh.com/world/public-cloud/storage/object-storage/

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OVH Public Cloud Plans


Plan Specifications

URL https://us.ovhcloud.com/products/public-cloud/public-cloud-compute-instances-1
Price per month $10.00
Discount or Surcharge for long or short term use Surcharge
The on-demand price for this plan is $19.44/month, which is 94% more expensive than the monthly price.
The surcharge does not apply if the VPS is used for 30 days or more.
Disk GB 20
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated No

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: 32

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D E D E E
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for OVH Public Cloud - S1-4. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the S1-4 plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the S1-4 plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
May 24 2019 Web Sysbench 90ms 260ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.ovh.com/world/public-cloud/instances/prices/
Price per month $15.59
Discount or Surcharge for long or short term use Surcharge
The on-demand price for this plan is $31.38/month, which is 101% more expensive than the monthly price.
The surcharge does not apply if the VPS is used for 30 days or more.
Disk GB 40
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 8.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated No

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: 38

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E C D D E
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for OVH Public Cloud - S1-8. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the S1-8 plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the S1-8 plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Apr 26 2018 Web Sysbench 88ms 300ms

Monthly price is $26.40. Hourly price is double.

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.ovh.com/world/public-cloud/instances/prices/
Price per month $26.40
Discount or Surcharge for long or short term use Surcharge
The on-demand price for this plan is $53.28/month, which is 101% more expensive than the monthly price.
The surcharge does not apply if the VPS is used for 30 days or more.
Disk GB 50
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 7.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated No

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: 60

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B C A D D
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for OVH Public Cloud - B2-7. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the B2-7 plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the B2-7 plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Jan 04 2019 Web Sysbench 70ms 138ms

Monthly price is half the hourly price reported here. No traffic limit (250Mbps bandwidth).

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.ovh.com/world/public-cloud/instances/prices/#c2-7
Price per month $38.40
Discount or Surcharge for long or short term use Surcharge
The on-demand price for this plan is $77.04/month, which is 100% more expensive than the monthly price.
The surcharge does not apply if the VPS is used for 30 days or more.
Disk GB 50
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 7.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated No

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: 69

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
A B A D C
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for OVH Public Cloud - C2-7. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the C2-7 plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the C2-7 plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Oct 08 2018 Web Sysbench 62ms 133ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://us.ovhcloud.com/products/public-cloud/public-cloud-compute-instances-1
Price per month $62.00
Discount or Surcharge for long or short term use Surcharge
The on-demand price for this plan is $122.00/month, which is 96% more expensive than the monthly price.
The surcharge does not apply if the VPS is used for 30 days or more.
Disk GB 100
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 15.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated No

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for OVH Public Cloud - B2-15. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the B2-15 plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the B2-15 plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Aug 18 2019 Web Sysbench 67ms 250ms

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