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Cheap fast VPS: UpCloud rolls out $5+/month plans with SSD

The hosting space is really heating up as AWS has announced it's Lightsail, Linode and Digital Ocean have dropped prices of their VPS prices. This trend continues cloud provider UpCloud announcing high performance SSD VPS plans starting from $5/mo.

UpCloud is confident in their technologies and provide a 100% uptime SLA with 50x compensations for service disruptions longer than 5 minutes. The developer friendly hosting provider also offers features such as Easy and flexible scaling, Floating IPs and private networking and Group accounds with server tagging for easy management of large number of instances.

The hallmark of the UpCloud offering is their proprietary MaxIOPS storage technology that is twice as fast as standard SSD VPS hosting. It delivers ultra fast performance of up to 100,000 IOPS. The service provider is proud of the technology and provides benchmarks against popular vendors:

In the beginning of 2018 UpCloud has data centers in Amsterdam (Netherlands), Chicago (USA), Frankfurt (Germany), London (United Kingdom), Helsinki (Finland) and Singapore. The service is feature complete with 24/7 support as well as access to manage servers via a web based console or alternatively using the Upcloud REST API.

Free trial with $25 credit without credit card

With the new service offering UpCloud customers have access to VPS instances with up to 20 CPU Cores, up to 128 GB or memory and more than 2 TB of storage. Plans start at $5/mont plans for cloud servers with 1 vCPU, 1GB of memory, 25GB of fast MaxIOPS storage and 1 TB of data transfer.

The UpCloud service scales from low-specced VPSes for utilities and testing to web scale hosting needs across differerent geographical locations. With the free trial that does not require a credit card developers, devops and system administrators can give the service a risk free trial: Free $25 credit to UpCloud SSD Hosting

The price table for UpCloud VPS hosting for 2018 is shown below:

Memory CPU Storage Transfer Price
1 GB 1 25 GB 1 TB $5/mo
2 GB 1 50 GB 2 TB $10/mo
4 GB 2 80 GB 4 TB $20/mo
8 GB 4 160 GB 5 TB $40/mo
16 GB 6 320 GB 6 TB $80/mo
32 GB 8 640 GB 7 TB $160/mo
48 GB 12 960 GB 9 TB $240/mo
64 GB 16 1280 GB 10 TB $320/mo
96 GB 20 1920 GB 12 TB $480/mo
128 GB 20 2048 GB 24 TB $640/mo

Written by Jorgé on Thursday March 1, 2018

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