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How to set up a private VPN Server using UpCloud and UTunnel

UTunnel is an easy-to-setup VPN as a Service (VPNaaS) provider, offering robust VPN and Zero Trust networking solutions targeted towards small and medium businesses. UTunnel enables easy VPN server deployment and administration, as well as trouble-free user management. UTunnel offers two options to set up your VPN server on UpCloud: the Integrated Cloud option and […]


How to enable Anti-affinity using Server Groups with the UpCloud API

High availability is practically the bare minimum for modern web services and there’s no better way to increase availability than through redundancy. Creating additional Cloud Servers to host your application is simple enough, however, there’s a chance your resources end up running on the same physical host which in the case of a hardware failure […]


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. […]


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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