UpCloud VPS Review

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UpCloud in its own words

Fast, flexible and reliable cloud

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Customers worldwide trust our cloud platform to run their business-critical applications and transform their businesses. Get 24/7/365 customer support from our highly-skilled teams to help you innovate and succeed.

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

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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UpCloud VPS Features

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

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  No

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

Backups  No

Backups can be automated with the "Simple Backup" feature priced between 20% and 60% of the instance cost: https://upcloud.com/products/backup/

Control Panel  Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  12
Number of Datacenter Continents  4
Monitoring Charts  Yes

Network and IO only.

Admin REST API  Yes
Upgrade VPS from admin console  Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  No
Reverse DNS  Yes
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards, Paypal
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  No
IPv6 support  Yes
Firewall  No

UpCloud offers a firewall feature but it's charged extra. It makes it possible to allow or block IP addresses or ranges of IP addresses on all or selected port numbers.

Shelving  No
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Pros and Cons


  • Fast expanding set of features.
  • Reliable performance across numerous trials.
  • Large choice of datacenters in the entire world.
  • Fast and modern management UI.

UpCloud Extra Services

In addition to features included in VPS plans, UpCloud 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 UpCloud 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
51s 40s 80s 12

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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
Backups 0.050€ UpCloud Simple Backups are automatically scheduled with 3 options: 7 daily backups, 4 weekly backups, 12 monthly backups. Prices respectively 20%, 40% or 60% of VPS price in addition to $0.05/GB/month.
Block 0.056€ HDD storage.
Block 0.220€ MaxIOPS storage.
Object 0.020€ Transfer cost included up to twice the size of paid storage.
250GB minimum.

Network Bandwidth Prices

These are the network bandwidth prices charged by UpCloud 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: Allowance Then Charged (the provider gives a free bandwidth allowance with each server. Bandwidth above the free allowance is charged by the provider.)
Free allowance: 4 TB / month (for a 2 core 4GB instance or closest available)
Transfer pool: yes

This provider offers the following promotion:

Sign up with the following link and receive a $25 credit into your UpCloud account.

Promo link:

Value: $25

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UpCloud Instance Types and Plans

How fast are UpCloud servers:  Screen all UpCloud VPS Plans

All UpCloud instance types

Note: All VPS prices reported at VPSBenchmarks are for one month without any further commitment and before promotions. 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
Cloud Servers
Instance Type:
High CPU

High CPU plans offer sets of resources ideal for higher computational needs while being price competitive.

High CPU 12GB 8 12.0GB 100GB 130.00€ ($141.70)
Cloud Servers
Instance Type:
High Memory

High Memory plans provide an increased amount of system memory for memory intensive workloads.

High Memory 8GB 2 8.0GB 100GB 40.00€ ($43.60)
Cloud Servers
Instance Type:
General Purpose

Cloud Servers offer on-demand available computer system resources without needing to directly manage the server hardware. General Purpose plans come with a balanced and cost-efficient set of resources suitable for most use cases.

1GB 1core 1 1.0GB 25GB 7.00€ ($7.63)
2GB 1core 1 2.0GB 50GB 13.00€ ($14.17)
4GB 2 cores 2 4.0GB 80GB 26.00€ ($28.34)
8GB 4 cores 4 8.0GB 160GB 52.00€ ($56.68)
16GB 6 cores 6 16.0GB 320GB 96.00€ ($104.64)


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