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.

UpCloud was founded in 2013.
It is headquartered in Finland.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • UK
  • USA

Features and Usability

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

Last updated on August 26 2019.

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 IP addresses  
Teams   Datastores Serverless DDoS protection Kubernetes
GPU instances

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
58s 30s 80s 9

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/



This provider offers the following promotion:

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UpCloud Plans


Plan Specifications

URL https://www.upcloud.com/pricing/
Price per month $5.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short 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: 65

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

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial 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 CPU Overall Grade
Apr 22 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2687W v4 @ 3.00GHz C
Sep 02 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2687W v4 @ 3.00GHz C
Apr 08 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2687W v4 @ 3.00GHz C

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.upcloud.com/pricing/
Price per month $10.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short 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: 55

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

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

Web Test Remote Timing Test Network Transfers Sysbench Test Endurance Test
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Performance trials run on the 2GB 1core plan

This plan was tested 3 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 CPU Overall Grade
Oct 23 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2687W v4 @ 3.00GHz C
Jan 23 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2687W v4 @ 3.00GHz C
Jun 22 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2687W v3 @ 3.10GHz C

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.upcloud.com/pricing/
Price per month $20.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short 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: 56

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

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial 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 CPU Overall Grade
Jul 20 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2687W v4 @ 3.00GHz C
Dec 07 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2687W v3 @ 3.10GHz B
May 23 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2687W v4 @ 3.00GHz C
Sep 17 2017 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2687W v4 @ 3.00GHz B

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.upcloud.com/pricing/
Price per month $40.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short 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: 73

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 during the latest trial for UpCloud - 8GB 4 cores. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Test Remote Timing Test Network Transfers Sysbench Test Endurance Test
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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 CPU Overall Grade
Jun 10 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2687W v4 @ 3.00GHz B
Oct 31 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2687W v4 @ 3.00GHz B

Plan Specifications

URL https://upcloud.com/pricing/
Price per month $80.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short 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: 83

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

Performance Test Results

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

Web Test Network Transfers Sysbench Test Remote Timing Test Endurance Test
Review Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare Compare

Performance trials run on the 16GB 6 cores plan

This plan was tested 2 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 CPU Overall Grade
Sep 01 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6136 CPU @ 3.00GHz A
Mar 09 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6136 CPU @ 3.00GHz A

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