UpCloud Review

UpCloud

UpCloud in its own words

World's fastest cloud servers

Sign up for a free trial and experience faster-than-SSD cloud servers!

Our simple but powerful control panel and API lets you spend more time coding and less time managing your cloud infrastructure. Together with the community, we develop and maintain a large library of open source API-clients and tools.

Features and Usability

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

Last updated on November 29 2018.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  No

No DDoS protection option available. Fine tuning of the firewall is possible.

Backups  Yes

Snapshots are priced at $0.06 per GB of storage per month.

Control Panel  Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  8
Number of Datacenter Continents  3
Monitoring Charts  Yes

Network and IO only.

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

UpCloud offers a firewall feature but it's charged extra. It allows allowing or blocking IP addresses or ranges of IP addresses (not port numbers as far as I can tell).

In VPSBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 

Clear admin UI, all the features you would expect are present.

Quality of Service 

During the free trial period, the firewall settings are tight and block outbound ssh. Keep that in mind if you can't connect your UpCloud VM to external servers. Those restrictions are lifted after the first payment.

UpCloud Extra Services

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

Backups   Block Storage   Object Storage Load Balancer Floating Ips  
Teams   Datastores Serverless Ddos Protection

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each UpCloud 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
53s 30s 80s 7

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 $0.220 UpCloud storage is MaxIOPS, it offers the performance of multiple enterprise-grade SSDs for the price of one.
https://www.upcloud.com/pricing/
Backups $0.060 UpCloud offers a scheduling function on top of its backups.
Users can also create snapshots manually (same price).
https://www.upcloud.com/pricing/



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Plan Specifications

URL https://www.upcloud.com/pricing/
Price per month $5.00
Discount for long term use No
Disk GB 25
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 1.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 1000
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: 58

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

We conducted 5 different types of tests for UpCloud - 1GB 1core. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the 1GB 1core plan

This plan was tested 3 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 1GB 1core 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 22 2019 Web Sysbench 60ms 171ms
Sep 02 2018 Web Sysbench 55ms 153ms
Apr 08 2018 Web Sysbench 58ms 240ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.upcloud.com/pricing/
Price per month $10.00
Discount for long term use No
Disk GB 50
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 2.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 2000
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: 62

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

We conducted 5 different types of tests for UpCloud - 2GB 1core. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the 2GB 1core plan

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 2GB 1core 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 23 2019 Web Sysbench 63ms 175ms
Jun 22 2018 Web Sysbench 52ms 250ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.upcloud.com/pricing/
Price per month $20.00
Discount for long term use No
Disk GB 80
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 4000
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: 75

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

We conducted 5 different types of tests for UpCloud - 4GB 2 cores. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the 4GB 2 cores plan

This plan was tested 4 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 4GB 2 cores 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
Jul 20 2019 Web Sysbench 72ms 185ms
Dec 07 2018 Web Sysbench 51ms 104ms
May 23 2018 Web Sysbench 56ms 260ms
Sep 17 2017 Web Sysbench 48ms 240ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.upcloud.com/pricing/
Price per month $40.00
Discount for long term use No
Disk GB 160
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 8.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 5000
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: 72

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

We conducted 5 different types of tests for UpCloud - 8GB 4 cores. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the 8GB 4 cores plan

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 8GB 4 cores 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 10 2019 Web Sysbench 59ms 140ms
Oct 31 2018 Web Sysbench 53ms 110ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://upcloud.com/pricing/
Price per month $80.00
Discount for long term use No
Disk GB 320
Num Cores 6
Memory GB 16.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 6000
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: 84

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

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for UpCloud - 16GB 6 cores. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the 16GB 6 cores plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 16GB 6 cores 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
Mar 09 2019 Web Sysbench 54ms 115ms

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