Scaleway VPS Plans Review

Scaleway


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Scaleway was founded in 2015.
It is headquartered in France.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • France
  • Netherlands

Best VPS Awards

2nd Best Value June 2020

Features and Usability

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

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  Yes

Basic DDoS protection on online.net.

Backups  Yes

Snapshots of disk volumes can be made.
"an hourly rate of €0.00004 per gigabyte-hour, or a monthly fixed price of €0.02 per gigabyte-month"
https://www.scaleway.com/faq/billing/

Control Panel  Builtin
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  2
Number of Datacenter Continents  1
Monitoring Charts  No
Admin REST API  Yes
Upgrade VPS from admin console  No
Mobile Friendly UI  No
Reverse DNS  Yes
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit Cards
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  No
Firewall  No

In VPSBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 

Clean and modern.

Quality of Service 
  • Excellent transparent FAQ at https://www.scaleway.com/faq/.
  • Authentication process is unclear: uploading an ssh key appears mandatory but is not mentioned during server creation. After creation, it's too late.
  • UI Console shell requires machine login and password making it useless since machines don't have passwords when they are created.

Scaleway Extra Services

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

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

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each Scaleway 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
34s 25s 50s 9

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
Object €0.010 First 75GB free. Traffic free up to 75GB then 0.01€/GB.
https://www.scaleway.com/en/object-storage/
Block €0.080 https://www.scaleway.com/en/block-storage/

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Scaleway Plans


Plan Specifications

URL https://www.scaleway.com/en/pricing/
Price per month €4.99 ($5.89)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
Surcharge
The on-demand price for this plan is €7.20/month, which is 44% 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 2
Memory GB 2.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU 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: 46

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
E C D D C
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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 2020 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 Scaleway - DEV1-S. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the DEV1-S plan

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the DEV1-S plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Overall Grade
Jun 03 2020 AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core Processor D
Oct 25 2019 AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core Processor E

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.scaleway.com/pricing/
Price per month €9.99 ($11.79)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
Surcharge
The on-demand price for this plan is €14.40/month, which is 44% 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 3
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU 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: 40

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
E C D E D
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 2020 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 Scaleway - DEV1-M. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the DEV1-M plan

This plan was tested 3 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the DEV1-M plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Overall Grade
Aug 09 2020 AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core Processor D
Dec 28 2019 AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core Processor D
Apr 02 2019 AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core Processor D

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.scaleway.com/en/pricing/
Price per month €19.99 ($23.59)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
Surcharge
The on-demand price for this plan is €28.80/month, which is 44% more expensive than the monthly price.
The surcharge does not apply if the VPS is used for 30 days or more.
Disk GB 80
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 8.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU 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: 43

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
E C F D C
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for Scaleway - DEV1-L. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the DEV1-L plan

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the DEV1-L plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Overall Grade
Apr 06 2020 AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core Processor D
Aug 09 2019 AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core Processor E

General Purpose instances powered by AMD EPYC.

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.scaleway.com/en/pricing/
Price per month €41.99 ($49.55)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
Surcharge
The on-demand price for this plan is €60.48/month, which is 44% more expensive than the monthly price.
The surcharge does not apply if the VPS is used for 30 days or more.
Disk GB 150
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 16.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU 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: 62

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

Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for Scaleway - GP1-XS. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the GP1-XS plan

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the GP1-XS plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Overall Grade
Feb 17 2020 AMD EPYC 7401P 24-Core Processor C
Jun 07 2019 AMD EPYC 7401P 24-Core Processor C

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