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European-based cloud provider offering managed services

Headquarters: FI 🇫🇮

UpCloud is a cloud hosting provider that specializes in high-performance servers and more recently managed services.

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, it has positioned itself as a provider of choice for customers looking for a European provider that's reliable, cost-effective and offering a wide range of managed services.

Example customers include Xensam, HackTheBox, LeadDesk. Read more on UpCloud's case studies.

What's good about UpCloud

  • Wide range of managed services, from databases to Kubernetes to object storage
  • Offers 100% SLA with 50x compensation for service outages
  • Based in the EU, may ease GDPR compliance

What does UpCloud do?

Here are some of the managed services that UpCloud offers:

UpCloud's Pricing

UpCloud's pricing model is fairly straightforward. You pay each month based on the configuration of the VPS and other managed services you use.

Here's how their data transfer pool works: UpCloud adds up all transfer quotas across your deployed resources (eg. instances, object storage) and the total becomes your the account-wide transfer pool. More info here.

Here are some example configurations and their estimated cost:

Example configuration Estimated cost
VM Small $7.58 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM (General)
VM Medium $56.34 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM (General)
VM Large $173.34 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GB RAM (High CPU)
Block Storage $23.83 / mo 100 GB
Object Storage $21.67 / mo 1 TB
Load Balancer $10.83 / mo
Managed PostgreSQL $65.00 / mo 2 vCPU, 4 GB RAM, 50 GB storage
Managed Redis®* $54.17 / mo 1 vCPU, 2 GB RAM
Free egress allowance 500 GB - 24 TB / mo per instance
1 TB of egress beyond allowance $10.83

Note: These pricing examples are based on several assumptions. Your actual costs may differ. Always check the cloud provider's website for the most up-to-date pricing.

Where are UpCloud's data centers located?

Based on our records, UpCloud has at least 13 data center locations around the world:

Slug Country Location
au-syd1 Australia 🇦🇺 Sydney
fl-hel1 Finland 🇫🇮 Helsinki
fl-hel2 Finland 🇫🇮 Helsinki
de-fra1 Germany 🇩🇪 Frankfurt
nl-ams1 Netherlands 🇳🇱 Amsterdam
pl-waw1 Poland 🇵🇱 Warsaw
sg-sin1 Singapore 🇸🇬 Singapore
es-mad1 Spain 🇪🇸 Madrid
se-sto1 Sweden 🇸🇪 Stockholm
uk-lon1 United Kingdom 🇬🇧 London
us-chi1 United States of America 🇺🇸 Chicago, Illinois
us-nyc1 United States of America 🇺🇸 New York
us-sjo1 United States of America 🇺🇸 San Jose, California

UpCloud Alternatives

Here are some alternatives to UpCloud:

  • Vultr

    Vultr is a good alternative to UpCloud if you're looking for a similar amount of managed services at competitive prices, and don't need an EU-based provider.

  • Scaleway

    Another European alternative to UpCloud is Scaleway. They offer a wider range of managed services at a similar price point.

  • DigitalOcean

    DigitalOcean is a good alternative to UpCloud if you're looking for more managed services at a similar price point, and don't need an EU-based provider.

  • Hetzner

    Hetzner is a good European alternative to UpCloud if you're looking for more affordable prices and don't need as many managed services.

  • Linode

    It's worth considering Linode if you're looking for alternatives to UpCloud which are not necessarily based in the EU. They both offer a similar number of managed services including Kubernetes and databases.

Our data for UpCloud was last updated on Feb. 7, 2024.