Scaleway VPS 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
  • Poland

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2nd Best Value June 2020

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Scaleway VPS Features

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  3
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
Shelving  Yes

Your instance will not be billed if it is not in use, however your storage volumes and reserved IPs will be billed €0.002/hour each.

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Pros and Cons

Strengths

  • Very large catalog of cloud features.
  • Fast and modern UI.

Weaknesses

  • Mostly on the slow and expensive side.

Scaleway Extra Services

In addition to features included in VPS plans, Scaleway 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 Scaleway 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
33s 25s 50s 7

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 0.060€ SSD based. 3x replicated.
https://www.scaleway.com/en/block-storage/

Scaleway Plans

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Plan Specifications

URL https://www.scaleway.com/en/pricing/
Price per month 7.20€ ($8.35)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 20
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 2.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Maximum Network Speed 200 Mbps
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: 31

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
F E E F B
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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 2021 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 3 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 Datacenter Overall Grade
Apr 23 2021 AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core Processor Paris, France E
Jun 03 2020 AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core Processor Paris, France D
Oct 25 2019 AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core Processor Paris, France E

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.scaleway.com/pricing/
Price per month 15.77€ ($18.29)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 40
Num Cores 3
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Maximum Network Speed 300 Mbps
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: 54

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
D C C D C
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 2021 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 4 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 Datacenter Overall Grade
Aug 26 2021 AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core Processor Paris, France C
Aug 09 2020 AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core Processor Paris, France D
Dec 28 2019 AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core Processor Paris, France D
Apr 02 2019 AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core Processor Paris, France D

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.scaleway.com/en/pricing/
Price per month 28.80€ ($33.41)
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 Unlimited
Maximum Network Speed 400 Mbps
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 E F B
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Scaleway - DEV1-L. 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 DEV1-L plan

This plan was tested 3 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 Datacenter Overall Grade
Feb 09 2021 AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core Processor Paris, France D
Apr 06 2020 AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core Processor Paris, France D
Aug 09 2019 AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core Processor Paris, France E

General Purpose instances powered by AMD EPYC.

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.scaleway.com/en/pricing/
Price per month 60.48€ ($70.16)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 150
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 16.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Maximum Network Speed 500 Mbps
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: 59

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

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Scaleway - GP1-XS. 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 GP1-XS plan

This plan was tested 3 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 Datacenter Overall Grade
Oct 28 2020 AMD EPYC 7401P 24-Core Processor Paris, France C
Feb 17 2020 AMD EPYC 7401P 24-Core Processor Paris, France C
Jun 07 2019 AMD EPYC 7401P 24-Core Processor Paris, France C

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