Compute: OVHcloud Public Cloud instances

Compute - Public Cloud | OVHcloud

The power of premium servers, the flexibility of the Public Cloud

OVHcloud works on a large scale with the best hardware, to offer infrastructure at the most competitive price/performance ratio. Each resource is adjusted and configured to provide maximum power to your Public Cloud instances. Our Public Cloud Solutions catalog is composed of different ranges and options that cover all your cloud needs. All our resources are available on demand, to offer you complete flexibility.


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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General Features

System and storage

Additional disks

You can add one or more disks to increase the storage space available on your servers. Our cloud storage solutions can be resized 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

Backup your instances

Your instances’ disks can be backed up and exported to a different cluster to be reused later. Your sensitive data is protected. See Instance Backup

Rebuild an instance

To start from scratch on an instance while keeping its original configuration, the rebuild mode allows you to reset the operating system instead of the instance.

Billing and flexibility

Flexible servers

Our servers are delivered in a few seconds and billed hourly. You can also modify the instance power, depending on usage.

Monthly billing at 50% off.

You can choose monthly billing for your servers. This gives you an even more advantageous price (50% discount on the hourly price).

Cost optimization

When you will not need an instance for a while, it is a good idea to use the "shelve" function, which hibernates the instance and reduces costs.

Configuration and network


The network is protected by OVHcloud's powerful anti-DDoS system. All your instances benefit from this protection at no extra cost.

Instance customization

Your instances can run startup scripts when cloud-init is enabled in the operating system. This means you can customize any cloud server deployment.

Configuration disk

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, for 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 (hot add). It is also possible to have multiple connections on the same instance. See Private Network

Instance protection

The lock function allows you to lock any action on the instance. Only the owner of the instance will be able to act on it, which allows you to work as a team, with complete peace of mind.

Public Cloud at OVHcloud

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 you can easily manage and deploy instances, and automate actions via APIs. Developers can rely on Public Cloud instances hosted in our data center, so they spend less time managing the software stack, and stay focused on their core business. This allows you to deploy high-availability cloud instances for a wide range of uses.

An open, reversible, and transparent cloud

Moving to the cloud should not result in dependence on any type of infrastructure or data retention. Our Public Cloud is based on OpenStack, as well as on a set of standard and open APIs and services to make it easier for you to orchestrate. This ensures global interoperability of your infrastructures, both with other OVHcloud solutions and with your existing cloud services and infrastructures. In addition, your data remains accessible, transferable, and exploitable at any time, without retention or technical barriers. This is why our cloud solution is standard, open, accessible, transparent, and multi-local.