Scaleway Review


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Scaleway was founded as a VPS provider 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

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"

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


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


  • 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
32s 30s 35s 2

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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 Description Restriction
Object 0.010€ First 75GB free. Traffic free up to 75GB then 0.01€/GB.
Scaleway object storage
Block 0.060€ SSD based. 3x replicated.
Scaleway block storage

Network Bandwidth Prices

These are the network bandwidth prices charged by Scaleway for outbound transfers from VPS to the internet.

For a comparison of bandwidth prices from all providers, go to the Network Bandwitdh Prices page.

Description Price / GB
Pricing model: Unlimited (the provider does not charge for bandwidth and allows unlimited transfer with possible throttling.)
Port speed: 350 Mbps
Scaleway networking
This provider does not charge for bandwidth.

Scaleway Instance Types and Plans

How fast are Scaleway servers?
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All Scaleway instance types

Note: All VPS prices reported at VPSBenchmarks are for one month without any further commitment and before promotions unless noted otherwise. The IPv4 charge is added to the VPS monthly price in case the provider doesn't include it by default.

Plan Number of CPU cores RAM Storage Price
General purpose
Instance Type:

Latest generation of General Purpose Instances designed for high-performance workloads in production environments. Build on the world’s best, high-end 3rd Generation AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series processors with the best price/performance ratio.

VPSBenchmarks has not tested any plan for this instance type yet.
General purpose
Instance Type:

Production-grade cloud instances designed for scalable infrastructure. Launch high-end websites and applications with premium CPUs and local NVMe SSDs. Designed with high-end AMD EPYC 7000™ series vCPUs to host all your production environments.

GP1-XS 4 16.0GB 150GB 82.27€ ($88.85) / month
Instance Type:

The first generation of Dev&Test Instances. Designed as a cost-optimal option to run less demanding, non-critical tasks. No SLAs.

DEV1-S 2 2.0GB 20GB 11.07€ ($11.96) / month
DEV1-M 3 4.0GB 40GB 20.82€ ($22.49) / month
DEV1-L 4 8.0GB 80GB 40.47€ ($43.71) / month
Instance Type:

The latest generation of Dev&Test Instances, providing sandbox environments and good performance for development and testing purposes. Build on the world’s best, high-end 3rd Generation AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series processors. No SLAs.

PLAY2-NANO 2 4.0GB 40GB 26.08€ ($28.17) / month
Instance Type:

No description

PLAY2-PICO 1 2.0GB 20GB 14.86€ ($16.05) / month

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