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Create custom images and make your cloud infrastructure completely your own! This allows for very efficient use of resources and complete automation for your infrastructure.

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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

  tasks:
    - name: Create upcloud server
      upcloud:
        state: present
        hostname: web1.example.com
        title: web1.example.com
        zone: uk-lon1
        plan: 1xCPU-1GB
        storage_devices:
            - { size: 25, os: Ubuntu 14.04 }
        user: root
        ssh_keys:
            - 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
      upcloud_tag:
        state: present
        uuid: "{{ upcloud_server.server.uuid }}"
        tags: [ webservers, london ]
resource "upcloud_server" "server1" {
    hostname = "terraform.example.com"
    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": {
      "UPCLOUD_USERNAME": "{{ env `UPCLOUD_API_USER` }}",
      "UPCLOUD_PASSWORD": "{{ env `UPCLOUD_API_PASSWORD` }}"
   },
   "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 image.name.startswith('Ubuntu') \
    and image.name.count('16.04') \
    and image.id.endswith('0'):
        break

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

for location in driver.list_locations():
    if location.name.startswith('London'):
        break

node = driver.create_node(
    image=image,
    size=size,
    location=location,
    name='Libcloud Example',
    ex_hostname='libcloud.example.com'
    )

pprint(node.state)

Multiple open source API-clients available

// Create the server
serverDetails, err := svc.CreateServer(&request.CreateServerRequest{
	Zone:             "fi-hel1",
	Title:            "My new server",
	Hostname:         "server.example.com",
	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')
manager.authenticate()


login_user = login_user_block(
    username='theuser',
    ssh_keys=['ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAA[...]ptshi44x [email protected]'],
    create_password=False
)

cluster = {
    'web1': Server(
        core_number=1, # CPU cores
        memory_amount=1024, # RAM in MB
        hostname='web1.example.com',
        zone=ZONE.London, # ZONE.Helsinki and ZONE.Chicago available also
        storage_devices=[
            # 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(
        core_number=1,
        memory_amount=1024,
        hostname='web2.example.com',
        zone=ZONE.London,
        storage_devices=[
            Storage(os='Ubuntu 14.04', size=10),
            Storage(size=100, tier='hdd'),
        ],
        login_user=login_user
    ),
    'db': Server(
        plan='2xCPU-4GB', # use a preconfigured plan, instead of custom
        hostname='db.example.com',
        zone=ZONE.London,
        storage_devices=[
            Storage(os='Ubuntu 14.04', size=10),
            Storage(size=100),
        ],
        login_user=login_user
    ),
    'lb': Server(
        core_number=2,
        memory_amount=1024,
        hostname='balancer.example.com',
        zone=ZONE.London,
        storage_devices=[
            Storage(os='Ubuntu 14.04', size=10)
        ],
        login_user=login_user
    )
}

for server in cluster:
    manager.create_server(cluster[server]) # automatically populates the Server objects with data from API
import upcloud_api
from upcloud_api import Server, Storage, ZONE, login_user_block

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


login_user = login_user_block(
    username='theuser',
    ssh_keys=['ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAA[...]ptshi44x [email protected]'],
    create_password=False
)

cluster = {
    'web1': Server(
        core_number=1, # CPU cores
        memory_amount=1024, # RAM in MB
        hostname='web1.example.com',
        zone=ZONE.London, # ZONE.Helsinki and ZONE.Chicago available also
        storage_devices=[
            # 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(
        core_number=1,
        memory_amount=1024,
        hostname='web2.example.com',
        zone=ZONE.London,
        storage_devices=[
            Storage(os='Ubuntu 14.04', size=10),
            Storage(size=100, tier='hdd'),
        ],
        login_user=login_user
    ),
    'db': Server(
        plan='2xCPU-4GB', # use a preconfigured plan, instead of custom
        hostname='db.example.com',
        zone=ZONE.London,
        storage_devices=[
            Storage(os='Ubuntu 14.04', size=10),
            Storage(size=100),
        ],
        login_user=login_user
    ),
    'lb': Server(
        core_number=2,
        memory_amount=1024,
        hostname='balancer.example.com',
        zone=ZONE.London,
        storage_devices=[
            Storage(os='Ubuntu 14.04', size=10)
        ],
        login_user=login_user
    )
}

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();
api.getAccount().then(
  function(data) {
    console.log('API called successfully. Returned data: ' + data);
  },
  function(error) {
    console.error(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 = $api_instance->getAccount();
    print_r($result);
} catch (Exception $e) {
    echo 'Exception when calling AccountApi->getAccount: ', $e->getMessage(), PHP_EOL;
}
HTTP/1.0 200 OK
{
    "servers": {
        "server": [
            {
                "core_number": "1",
                "hostname": "example.upcloud.com",
                "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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Standardising our systems on a single service has made managing our servers faster and easier saving us time and money.

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System response times are constant and excellent, UpCloud truly fulfils its promises and commitments.

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One key advantage for me has been that UpCloud makes strong guarantees about uptime and redundancy. Together with automatic backups, I have little to worry about.

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How Hosted Power made leaps beyond the conventionally possible

One thing we've noticed in particular is that some websites and applications are sometimes already up to 100% faster just by moving onto UpCloud.

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We have been able to save more than 55% on our monthly spend on infrastructure by migrating from AWS to UpCloud.

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Our high availability setup has proven very reliable, we haven’t had a single outage due to technical problems while hosting on UpCloud.

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On average, WordPress sites that are transferred to our service, have reduced site load time in half and being able to handle multiple times more visitors than before.

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For our architecture especially the single core CPU performance is essential, and this is something where UpCloud shines against the similarly priced competition.

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Previously, we ended up wasting a lot of time investigating and resolving technical problems. In contrast, we've been extremely happy hosting on UpCloud thanks to their reliable infrastructure.

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Our projects vary greatly between implementations, therefore, we really wanted to unify our infrastructure. UpCloud has proven to be flexible enough to allow us to adapt to different needs with minimal effort.

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Each day our systems ingest large quantities of data and with UpCloud we know that the hardware management is in trustworthy and experienced hands.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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