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From VPS cloud server to Cloud hosting infrastructure

You want to deploy an application

Do you want to deploy a cloud hosting application?

GandiCloud VPS cloud hosting provides you with all the tools needed to rapidly deploy your application on a cloud server:

  • Automatic delivery in 2 minutes
  • 4 configurations available depending on the power you need
  • A public API compatible with Terraform, Ansible, and Cloud-init to automate your deployments
  • Starting at $8.02
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You are developing an online service

Are you developing an online service?

If you are developing and offering customers an online application (SaaS); go with Gandi's cloud hosting servers, we provide:

  • Flexibility, adapt the power of the VPS cloud server as needed
  • Storage up to 1 TB per volume
  • Billing depending on usage, no commitment
  • Starting at $8.02
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You have a Cloud hosting infrastructure project

Do you have a Cloud hosting infrastructure project?

If you have cloud server infrastructure to deploy for one of your customers, we provide:

  • Public API compatible with infra-as-code tools (Terraform, Ansible, etc.)
  • 4 adaptable configurations
  • Datacenter located in France
  • Starting at $8.02
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Quick start

Get started quickly

Once your account is activated, creating a cloud server is simple. And deploying it only takes 2 minutes.
The cloud server is delivered with the latest versions of the OS you select (Ubuntu, Debian, or Arch Linux), and connection is via SSH key for maximum security.

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Flexible usage

The CPU/RAM configuration of a cloud server can be modified at any time in order to adapt to your needs.

The storage volumes are also expandable up to 1 TB, and several volumes can be attached to a single cloud server.

Finally, post-payment billing allows for the deployment of cloud hosting servers for only a couple hours, in order to meet occasional needs or peaks in load.

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Transparent pricing

Prices that are clear and predictable

All available cloud hosting resources have a set price per hour. Your monthly cost is easy to calculate and so you can control your expenses.

Billing by the hour gives you flexibility, though if your needs are stable, the price will be the same every month.

External bandwidth is not billed, so there are no hidden costs.

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Here are 3 ways to control your cloud hosting resources, depending on your preference, and your usual way of working — alone, or as a team.

UI. By user interface

UI: By user interface

The GandiCloud user interface is designed to save you time in your daily operations. Creating cloud hosting resources, monitoring consumption, managing SSH keys, etc.

Cloud server management is available to everyone.

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CLI. By command line

CLI. By command line

The command line interface (CLI) may be used to perform any action on your cloud hosting resources.

The GandiCloud cloud hosting platform enables advanced users to make use of the non-modified OpenStack CLI. Once access to the public API has been configured, you can perform any action that you want on your cloud hosting using the OpenStack CLI.

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# Create a SSH Keypair
openstack keypair create --public-key <your_public_key_file> <keypair_name>

# Create a 25GB volume
openstack volume create --image <image_id> --size 25 <volume_name>

# Create a V-R1 GandiCloud Server
openstack server create --flavor V-R1 --volume <your_volume_id> --key-name <sshkey_name> <server_name>

# Show current GandiCloud Servers 
openstack server list

API. By infra-as-code tools

API. By infra-as-code tools

The public Openstack API is available for you to develop your own cloud hosting infrastructure management tools, and to use the most popular infra-as-code cloud server management tools: Terraform, Cloud-init, Ansible, Puppet, ...

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// creation of a GandiCloud V-R1
resource "openstack_compute_instance_v2" "gandi-server" {
  name = "My-Gandi-server"
  key_pair = "keypair_name"
  flavor_name = "V-R1"
  security_groups = ["default"]
  power_state = "active"
  network {
    name = "public"
    block_device {
    uuid = "os_image_uuid"
    source_type           = "image"
    volume_size           = 25
    boot_index            = 0
    destination_type      = "volume"
    delete_on_termination = true


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  • Emphasis on quality

    Technical support is available 6d/7, with a 24h on-call emergency team, and a targeted monthly uptime of 99.95%.

  • Customer experience is central

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A Infra-as-Code platform

Thanks to the infra-as-code infrastructure that you can define, deploy and manage your servers with the same tools and configuration files as with your various cloud providers. The GandiCloud platform offers an unmodified OpenStack public API that is natively compatible with the major infra-as-cloud tools.


Terraform allows deploying resources from yaml configuration files. and to manage the state of an infrastructure.


Ansible is a tool of reference for automatically performing a range of commands (playbook) on a server without connecting to it.


Cloud-init scripts help you to personalize the configuration of a server during its initial boot, allowing you the liberty to fine-tune the configuration of servers that you create.

Frequently asked questions

These two offers provide you with virtual servers. Cloud Server is Gandi's historic platform, and has been offering VMs for nearly 10 years. These have the particularity of being able to be totally personalized. The functions of Gandi Cloud will be gradually included in the GandiCloud VPS offer.

One of the main interests of IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) type solutions is based on the automation of resource delivery. Thus, regardless of when you create a GandiCloud VPS, if you have the necessary amount in your Gandi prepaid account, its creation begins instantly and automatically without any human intervention. In less than 2 minutes you can access your server.

GandiCloud VPS are billed monthly, as a pre-payment. To ensure maximum simplicity in the daily use of the platform, we rely on the prepaid account. Thus, it is necessary that you make sure that you have the necessary amount in your prepaid account, or that you have a valid means of payment associated with it.

On the GandiCloud VPS offer, it is currently not possible to choose the location of your server. All the servers are hosted in our FR-SD6 Datacenter.

As with any server / VPS offer, once the server is created, you have admin & root access and can thus deploy any application or CMS (Wordpress, Drupal, Magento, etc.).

The Gandi infrastructure has replication mechanisms to guarantee a good level of protection for the integrity of your data. However, this cannot replace a periodic and remote backup system and policy. This safeguard is your responsibility.The ability to take snapshots of your images will be available soon, but this does not replace a remote backup.

Today, it is not possible to create a tailor-made server. New configurations will arrive in the coming weeks. Also, we invite you to contact us to let us know your exact needs.

Today we offer two well-known Linux distributions :

  • Ubuntu
  • Debian

We will provide soon other distributions, and also the possibility to come with a his own OS image. It will be then possible to deploy Fedora, FreeBSD or CentOS VPS.

At the moment you can use our other Cloud Server offer if you need a FreeBSD server, or a CentOS server.
At the moment we do not propose Windows on our VPS.

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