Scaleway Review

Scaleway

Features and Usability

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

Last updated on November 12 2018.

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
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit Cards
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  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 Datastores 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
40s 30s 50s 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
Object €0.010 500GB minimum. 5€ for 500GB, including 500GB of transfer.
https://www.scaleway.com/faq/object-storage/
Block €0.020 Minimum 1 month and 50GB for this price https://www.scaleway.com/faq/billing/#-How-much-is-a-volume
Snapshots €0.020 1 month minimum Snapshots can be made out of any volume.
https://www.scaleway.com/faq/billing/#-How-much-is-a-snapshot

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Scaleway Plans


Plan Specifications

URL https://www.scaleway.com/pricing/
Price per month €2.99 ($3.32)
Discount or Surcharge for long or short term use Surcharge
The on-demand price for this plan is €4.32/month, which is 44% more expensive than the monthly price.
The surcharge does not apply if the VPS is used for 20 days or more.
Disk GB 50
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 2.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization None
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated No

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for Scaleway - ARM64-2GB. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the ARM64-2GB plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the ARM64-2GB 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
Nov 01 2015 Web Sysbench 206ms 482ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.scaleway.com/pricing/
Price per month €7.99 ($8.87)
Discount or Surcharge for long or short term use Surcharge
The on-demand price for this plan is €11.52/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 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.

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Overall Score: 29

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E D D E E
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests 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 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the DEV1-M 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 02 2019 Web Sysbench 120ms 297ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.scaleway.com/en/pricing/
Price per month €15.99 ($17.75)
Discount or Surcharge for long or short term use Surcharge
The on-demand price for this plan is €23.00/month, which is 43% 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 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: 24

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F E D F E
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests 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 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the DEV1-L 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 09 2019 Web Sysbench 160ms 445ms

General Purpose instances powered by AMD EPYC.

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.scaleway.com/en/pricing/
Price per month €39.00 ($43.29)
Discount or Surcharge for long or short term use Surcharge
The on-demand price for this plan is €56.16/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 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: 55

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

We conducted 5 different types of tests 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 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the GP1-XS 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
Jun 07 2019 Web Sysbench 75ms 200ms

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