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How to scale Cloud Servers without shutdown using Hot Resize

Vertically scaling Cloud Servers is a convenient way to increase resources as your requirements grow. However, making changes to your server configuration usually requires a shutdown which in turn causes downtime to your services. Not so on UpCloud, introducing hot resize! Hot resize on UpCloud allows you to increase your Cloud Server resources while running. […]

Load balancing

How to add SSL Certificates to Load Balancers

Besides creating and managing Load Balancers, you also have the option to set up certificate management by creating SSL certificates bundles. The certificate bundles can then be easily applied to your Load Balancer frontends to enable HTTPS. In the Certificates section under the Load Balancer menu, click the Add certificates bundle button to get started. […]

Load balancing

How to get started with Managed Load Balancer

Sharing work between multiple members of a group is a true and tested method for improving efficiency. However, rarely is it this quick and easy to accomplish by simply configuring Load Balancer! Managed Load Balancer empowers you to effortlessly build resilience and increase application throughput with simple yet flexible configuration. In this tutorial, we’ll introduce […]


Information on services and features

UpCloud services

UpCloud is a European cloud service provider offering cloud servers on an hourly billed infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). We provide our users with the computing, storage and networking needed to develop and run applications and workloads in the cloud. We also offer additional services such as a firewall, private networks and backups. On our high-performance IaaS, our […]

Cloud Servers

Cloud Servers offer on-demand availability of computer system resources, including data storage and computational capacity without the need to directly manage the server hardware. UpCloud users are able to deploy Cloud Servers by selecting from the predefined configuration options; General Purpose, High CPU and High Memory plans or by freely allocating resources as needed using […]


The UpCloud infrastructure-as-a-service is designed around redundancy and high availability, and a core part of it is the separation of computation and storage. The redundancy-enabled storage backends are hosted independently from the compute nodes which allows instant operation failover in case of a fault in any part of the system as well as operational load […]


System management and API clients

System imaging

UpCloud Packer builder

Packer is an easy-to-use automation solution for creating any type of machine images. It embraces modern configuration management by allowing automated software installation and setup within Packer-built images. UpCloud Packer builder integrates Packer with our Cloud Servers and makes creating private templates fast! Packer plugin UpCloud Packer builder is a plugin for Packer to simplify template […]


UpCloud Ansible Collection

Ansible is a popular configuration management tool for provisioning anything from individual cloud servers to entire cloud infrastructures. It executes the requested operation by following user-defined playbooks, lists of customisable actions written in YAML, on specified cloud servers. Using Ansible, you can automate all bootstrapping operations, like installing and updating software, creating and removing users, […]


UpCloud Command-Line Interface

UpCloud Command-Line Interface, or UpCloud CLI for short, is a text-based user interface to UpCloud’s Infrastructure-as-a-service. It provides a fast command-line tool for accessing and managing your UpCloud resources. Save valuable time with quick commands always right at your fingertips! UpCloud CLI UpCloud CLI allows you to control your Cloud Servers, storage and networking from […]

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