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MaxIOPS block storage

Our MaxIOPS storage technology is a lot faster than your typical SSD VPS hosting, offering high performance of up to 100,000 IOPS.

Deploy in 45 seconds

All cloud servers are deployed with our MaxIOPS technology, allowing you to create and boot up a cloud servers in just 45 seconds.

100% uptime SLA

With N+1 philosophy throughout our entire infrastructure, all single points of failure have been eliminated. We trust our redundancy so much, that we will give you a 100% SLA with 50x payback for any downtime of over 5 minutes.

24/7 live support

We believe in providing help when it’s needed, not when it’s too late. With a 1m 55s average median response time and a 95% satisfaction rate, we pride ourselves in providing probably the best support in the industry.

Simple pricing starting at $5/mo

We offer simple plans starting at $5 per month, including a free trial and 30 days money back guarantee. We also don’t limit performance based on pricing, so you always get the full power of UpCloud.

Custom images

Deploy your own custom images make you cloud infrastructure completely your own. Automate your scaling instead of re-creating your infrastructure from scratch!

Our versatile API

Designed for developers

Our easy-to-use control panel and API let you spend more time coding and less time managing your infrastructure. Together with the community, we develop and maintain a large library of open source API-clients and tools.

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Easily integrate your app with our infrastructure

- hosts: localhost
  connection: local
  serial: 1
  gather_facts: no

    - name: Create upcloud server
        state: present
        zone: uk-lon1
        plan: 1xCPU-1GB
            - { size: 25, os: Ubuntu 14.04 }
        user: root
            - ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAA[...]ptshi44x [email protected]
            - ssh-dss AAAAB3NzaC1kc3MAA[...]VHRzAA== [email protected]
      register: upcloud_server

    - name: Wait for SSH to come up
      wait_for: host={{ upcloud_server.public_ip }} port=22 delay=5 timeout=320 state=started

    - name: tag the created server
        state: present
        uuid: "{{ upcloud_server.server.uuid }}"
        tags: [ webservers, london ]

resource "upcloud_server" "server1" {
    hostname = ""
    zone = "nl-ams1"
    plan = "1xCPU-1GB"
    storage_devices = [
            size = 25
            action = "clone"
            storage = "01000000-0000-4000-8000-000030080200"
            tier = "maxiops"
    login {
        user = "root"
        keys = [
            "ssh-rsa public key xxx"

   "variables": {
   "builders": [
         "type": "upcloud",
         "username": "{{ user `UPCLOUD_USERNAME` }}",
         "password": "{{ user `UPCLOUD_PASSWORD` }}",
         "zone": "nl-ams1",
         "storage_uuid": "01000000-0000-4000-8000-000030060200"
   "provisioners": [
         "type": "shell",
         "inline": [
           "apt update",
           "apt upgrade -y",
           "echo '' | tee /root/.ssh/authorized_keys"

for image in driver.list_images():
    if'Ubuntu') \
    and'16.04') \

for size in driver.list_sizes():
    if == '1xCPU-1GB':

for location in driver.list_locations():

node = driver.create_node(
    name='Libcloud Example',


Multiple open source API-clients available

// Create the server
serverDetails, err := svc.CreateServer(&request.CreateServerRequest{
	Zone:             "fi-hel1",
	Title:            "My new server",
	Hostname:         "",
	PasswordDelivery: request.PasswordDeliveryNone,
	StorageDevices: []request.CreateServerStorageDevice{
			Action:  request.CreateStorageDeviceActionClone,
			Storage: "01000000-0000-4000-8000-000030060200",
			Title:   "disk1",
			Size:    30,
			Tier:    upcloud.StorageTierMaxIOPS,
	IPAddresses: []request.CreateServerIPAddress{
			Access: upcloud.IPAddressAccessPrivate,
			Family: upcloud.IPAddressFamilyIPv4,
			Access: upcloud.IPAddressAccessPublic,
			Family: upcloud.IPAddressFamilyIPv4,
			Access: upcloud.IPAddressAccessPublic,
			Family: upcloud.IPAddressFamilyIPv6,

import upcloud_api
from upcloud_api import Server, Storage, ZONE, login_user_block

manager = upcloud_api.CloudManager('api_user', 'password')

login_user = login_user_block(
    ssh_keys=['ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAA[...]ptshi44x [email protected]'],

cluster = {
    'web1': Server(
        core_number=1, # CPU cores
        memory_amount=1024, # RAM in MB
        zone=ZONE.London, # ZONE.Helsinki and ZONE.Chicago available also
            # OS: Ubuntu 14.04 from template
            # default tier: maxIOPS, the 100k IOPS storage backend
            Storage(os='Ubuntu 14.04', size=10),
            # secondary storage, hdd for reduced cost
            Storage(size=100, tier='hdd')
        login_user=login_user  # user and ssh-keys
    'web2': Server(
            Storage(os='Ubuntu 14.04', size=10),
            Storage(size=100, tier='hdd'),
    'db': Server(
        plan='2xCPU-4GB', # use a preconfigured plan, instead of custom
            Storage(os='Ubuntu 14.04', size=10),
    'lb': Server(
            Storage(os='Ubuntu 14.04', size=10)

for server in cluster:
    manager.create_server(cluster[server]) # automatically populates the Server objects with data from API

var upcloud = require('upcloud');

var defaultClient = upcloud.ApiClient.instance;

// Configure HTTP basic authorization: baseAuth
var baseAuth = defaultClient.authentications['baseAuth'];
baseAuth.username = 'UPCLOUD_USERNAME';
baseAuth.password = 'UPCLOUD_PASSWORD';

var api = new upcloud.AccountApi();
  function(data) {
    console.log('API called successfully. Returned data: ' + data);
  function(error) {

require_once(__DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php');

$api_instance = new Upcloud\ApiClient\Upcloud\AccountApi();
$config = $api_instance->getConfig();
$config->setUsername('YOUR UPCLOUD USERNAME');
$config->setPassword('YOUR UPCLOUD PASSWORD');

try {
    $result = $api_instance->getAccount();
} catch (Exception $e) {
    echo 'Exception when calling AccountApi->getAccount: ', $e->getMessage(), PHP_EOL;

HTTP/1.0 200 OK
    "servers": {
        "server": [
                "core_number": "1",
                "hostname": "",
                "license”: 0,
                "memory_amount": "1024",
                "plan": "1xCPU-1GB",
                "state": "started",
                "tags": {
                    "tag": []
                "title": "Example UpCloud server",
                "uuid": "00e8051f-86af-468b-b932-4fe4ac6c7f08",
                "zone": "fi-hel1"

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Case Studies

How Anders built their services on minimum maintenance

Consolidating almost everything hosting related to a single provider has been a huge management relief for our system administrators.

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How Polystream’s low latency application streaming reached new audiences

We are always looking to broaden our global reach and thanks to UpCloud we are able to deliver great quality streams to regions yet unreachable by traditional 3D streaming methods.

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How Ruby Studio built trusted design on reliability

With the new solution, we have achieved complete transparency and control. If we experience issues with a server, our server team will always be on top of it even before a client reports the issue.

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How Critical Force supercharged their game with MaxIOPS

UpCloud has enabled us to run large datasets on individual servers. Due to the extreme IOPS performance, we’ve consolidated our services from tens of hosts to but a few high-powered systems.

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How Evermade cloudified their company infrastructure

Cloud-based company infrastructure has provided many benefits. For example, working remotely is a breeze since our work is not tied to any office location or even a specific computer.

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How Fraktio attained rock-solid stability

We have been enjoying the competitive pricing. On top of that, the customer service is always very friendly and responsive thanks to UpCloud being far less corporate than other providers.

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How Sitesbi raised their SLA way above industry norms

Thanks to your offerings, our SLA is almost as good as yours. Your backups are also, in our experience, the best in the market. It was love at first sight.

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How Barabra took control of their cloud hosting solution

We're able to adapt to different situations much better thanks to being in full control of our software stack. The ability to activate and deactivate instances on-demand has proven very useful.

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How SportMonks increased their API performance to new heights

The new servers at UpCloud are so much faster on the disk, CPU, and memory performance. We get way more requests out of the same amount of money that the migration was well worth it.

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