UpCloud vs


UpCloud is the #1 performance leader in cloud hosting in Europe. Our 12 data centres deliver low latency, 100% SLA, security, and exceptional 24/7 local customer support.

Compare UpCloud with DigitalOcean – and find out why we are better! Just a heads-up: it might have something to do with transparent pricing, flexibility, and simply the best performance with no vendor lock-ins.

Faster performance, more flexibility

#1 performance leader in Europe

Industry-leading IaaS marketplace analyst Cloud Spectator has chosen UpCloud twice as the #1 performance leader in Europe among 10 top European cloud providers (such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google, and DigitalOcean). 

Easy scaling, simple pricing

With UpCloud, you can quickly add CPUs, RAM or storage with a click in our easy to use control panel – new resources are simply billed according to the chosen plan. In contrast, scaling resources on DigitalOcean can be time-consuming, up to hours especially on larger storage devices.

Faster applications, 100% SLA

We believe that enterprise-grade hardware and reliability should be available for every SMB company. With this thought in mind, we developed our storage technology MaxIOPS that gives you up to 2x performance compared to industry-standard SSD hosting and delivers faster responses and lower page load times.

Best customer service, available 24/7

With a 1m 55s response time and 95% customer satisfaction, we provide the best in-house support in the industry. We also offer customer onboarding and a dedicated account manager for our business customers.

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Cloud performance comparison

We compared our cloud performance to four competing cloud service providers. Find out how UpCloud stacks up against Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, DigitalOcean and Linode with simple pricing, better overall system performance with exceptional CPU and storage speeds.

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Thanks to the improvements afforded by UpCloud's infrastructure, we are able to deliver faster application load and response times.