The power of premium servers, the flexibility of the cloud
OVH works on a very large scale, with the best hardware and the most competitive prices. Each machine is optimised to provide maximum power for your Public Cloud instances. We offer different ranges and options, with all resources available on demand.
Our cloud computing instances
Access small instances with shared resources at a low cost, perfect for test and development environments
Deploy cloud instances with fully-guaranteed resources that cover a very wide range of uses
Experience our most powerful Public Cloud instances for parallel processing: up to 1,000 times faster than a CPU
Enjoy ultra-fast IOPS, with NVMe drives specially designed for databases and big data applications
Choose your instance type
openstack flavor list
Select your operating system
openstack image list
Create your instance
openstack server create --flavor c2-60 --image debian server01
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Add one or more disks to increase your storage. Our cloud storage solutions can be scaled up or down at any time. See Block Storage.
Local SSD disks
The disks powering Public Cloud instances are based on SSD technology, offering exceptional read/write performance.
Choice of operating system
Choose from 15 Linux, Windows or FreeBSD distributions. You can also import your own images to complete the catalogue. See Public Image Catalog.
You can back up your disks and export them to a different cluster, to reuse them later. All your sensitive data is protected. See Instance Backup.
You can use the rebuild function to rebuild an instance from fresh while maintaining the same configuration. The rebuild function lets you reset the operating system instead of the instance.
Our servers are delivered in a few seconds, and available with pay-as-you-go billing. You can also boost instance capacity, depending on your actual usage.
50% discount with monthly billing
Choose monthly billing and get 50% off the standard hourly price.
If you are temporarily not using an instance, it is a good idea to use the shelve function. This hibernates the instance and saves you money.
The network is protected by OVH’s powerful anti-DDoS system. All your instances enjoy this protection at no extra cost.
Your instances can run startup scripts when cloud-init is enabled in the operating system. This means you can customise any cloud server deployment.
Start an instance by transferring files or variables that will be injected into the operating system. This feature is very useful for automating your deployments.
Accessing the KVM console
The server’s virtual console is available directly through your browser, to allow all actions that cannot be performed via the network.
Flexible network connection
You can create networks and network ports on demand and attach instances while running (i.e 'hot add'). It is also possible to have multiple connections on the same instance. See Private network.
The lock function allows you to lock any action on the instance. Only the owner of the instance will be able to modify it, which allows you to work as a team with peace of mind.
Public Cloud by OVH
A simple cloud that lets you focus on your projects
The Public Cloud we have created is open and easy to use, allowing you to focus on developing and deploying your software solutions.
Based on OpenStack, it is built on open standards, so developers can easily manage and deploy instances, and automate actions via APIs. Users can rely on Public Cloud instances hosted in our datacentres, so they spend less time managing the software stack, and stay focused on their core business. This allows developers to deploy high-availability cloud instances for a wide range of uses.
An open, reversible and transparent cloud
Moving to the cloud should not mean that you have to rely on a single infrastructure or find it difficult to hold on to your data. Our Public Cloud is based on OpenStack and a set of standard and open APIs and services to make it easier for you to orchestrate. This ensures global interoperability both with other OVH solutions and with your existing cloud solutions and providers. In addition, your data remains accessible and transferrable at any time, without retention or technical barriers. Our cloud solution is standard, open, accessible, transparent and multi-local.