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Leaseweb Public Cloud Instances are virtual servers that provide a range of options for different types of workloads, including General Purpose, Compute Optimized, and Memory Optimized. Each instance belongs to a specific family, which determines the computational specifications assigned to it, such as compute power, storage, and network capabilities. You can choose to pay for these instances on an hourly or monthly basis.

Leaseweb Public Cloud is built on secure infrastructure and is supported by our premium network, offering user-friendly and reliable cloud solutions.

How can your business benefit from Public Cloud?

Host a highly available application or website  

If you would like to establish an online presence through a website or web application, Leaseweb public cloud is a great option. We offer reliability, scalability, and flexible costs. 

Load balancer to distribute load across your instances  

Our load balancer is a powerful tool that allows you to set rules on how incoming traffic is distributed, providing sticky sessions based on round-robin, least connections, or source IPs. This means that as your web application grows, you can ensure your services remain available and responsive to your users. Additionally, the load balancer offers a range of features that further enhance the availability of your services. These include health checking, SSL offloading, idle time out, and keep-alive. With all these capabilities in place, you can rest assured that your web application will perform optimally, even in heavy traffic. 

Auto-scaling of your instances 

This feature provides you with various hands-free options to scale up your application as it grows. You can easily configure your scalability with three options: manual, scheduled, or based on CPU load. This will ensure that instances are created or deleted dynamically to support optimal application performance, while avoiding charges for unused capacity and enhanced reliability when you experience a surge in workloads. 

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Why choose Leaseweb Public Cloud?



Experience uninterrupted operations with Public Cloud Instances. Our proactive maintenance and redundant infrastructure minimize downtime, providing reliable global connectivity. Benefit from scalable solutions that offer low latency, empowering data-intensive applications with fast access to large datasets.  



Public Cloud Offers Scalability on demand. Customers have the flexibility to quickly adjust their resources to accommodate changing workloads, enabling applications to perform optimally. This effectively eliminates any issues related to insufficient resources, leading to faster application response times, improved user experiences, and reduced processing delays.  


Hybrid Cloud Capabilities

With Private Network features, you can easily establish and define a private network between your public cloud instances and dedicated servers. With this feature, you can now connect your services without any charges for public traffic, which helps in efficient management of large volumes of data with low latency. Furthermore, this feature promotes enhanced security measures by providing an isolated network for sensitive data and applications, thereby lowering the risk of cyber-attacks and unauthorized access. 


Cost Optimization

Leaseweb Public Cloud offers highly competitive pricing, which helps businesses optimize costs without compromising performance. With our flexible billing options, including pay-as-you-go and monthly plans, businesses can choose the most suitable option for their needs. By leveraging the services, businesses can reduce IT management costs by offloading day-to-day maintenance and management tasks, such as hardware, operating systems, and networking. This allows IT staff to focus on more strategic initiatives, such as application development and driving business growth. 


Efficient Load Balancing

Leaseweb Public Cloud offers a load balancing solution, ensuring even distribution of TCP, HTTP, and HTTPS traffic across your web server instances for optimal performance and high availability. With load balancing, you can achieve excellent app performance, reduce latency, and quicker response times to user requests. 


Auto scaling

Effortlessly match resources to demand, saving costs and ensuring optimal performance. Create your template from existing instances and customize auto-scaling with manual, scheduled, or CPU-based options to meet your exact needs. 


User-Friendly Interface

Our intuitive interface simplifies cloud resource management for both technical and non-technical users, providing a hassle-free experience. 


Powerful APIs

Leaseweb Public Cloud APIs are designed to be compatible with AWS EC2, enabling you to seamlessly integrate existing EC2 deployment plans with Public Cloud. You can use these APIs to launch and destroy instances on demand, list and manage your instances details and perform power and state actions.


Data protection

Enjoy robust data protection with Leaseweb Public Cloud. We provide a free snapshot with every instance and backup management through Leaseweb Acronis Backup Service. Your backup data is protected by AES-256 encryption in transit and at rest, securely housed in SSAE-18-certified and Tier-IV designed global data centers. 



Leaseweb offers a complimentary Basic Firewall for all public cloud instances, adding an extra layer of protection by safeguarding your environment against unauthorized incoming traffic. Ensure the security and integrity of your infrastructure effortlessly with our included firewall solution. 


Built-In DDoS Protection

Leaseweb DDoS IP protection Standard is included with every instance. Our globally distributed detectors shield your servers from volumetric and protocol-based DDoS attacks, effectively mitigating malicious traffic while ensuring minimal impact on end-user experiences by forwarding clean traffic. 

Leaseweb Public Cloud Pricing Model

We pride ourselves on transparent pricing and flexibility. Leaseweb Public Cloud Instances are IaaS computing services located on Leaseweb-owned Infrastructure billed on a monthly or hourly basis.

General Purpose Instances

General Purpose instances provide a balance of compute, memory, and networking resources, and can be used for a wide range of workloads.

M3 instances

M3 instances are powered by Intel Sandy CPUs, boasting a network of up to 1 Gbps and a private network of 100 Mbps, supporting a maximum of 32 vCPUs and 64 GiB RAM. These instances can provide a great price/performance ratio for less demanding cloud applications. They are a good fit for the following:

  • Low-traffic web servers (blogs, forums, CMS)
  • Small databases
  • Development or test systems
  • Code repositories
  • Prototype systems

Material vCPU Memory (GIB) Storage Linux (GB)* Price (/hour) Price (/monthly)
LSW.M3.LARGE 2 7 5 €0,0447 €29,44
LSW.M3.XLARGE 4 15 5 €0,0902 €59,33
LSW.M3.2XLARGE 8 30 5 €0,1799 €118,27
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Compute Optimized Instances

Compute optimized instances are ideal for applications where compute needs are higher than memory needs and benefit from large quantities of high-performance processors.

C3 instances

C3 instances are powered by Intel Sandy CPUs, boasting a network of up to 1 Gbps, and a private network of 100 Mbps, supporting a maximum of 32 vCPUs and 64 GiB RAM. These instances can provide a great price/performance ratio for less demanding CPU intensive cloud applications. They are a good fit for the following:

  • High-performing web servers
  • Dedicated gaming servers
  • E-commerce platforms
MaterialvCPUMemory (GIB)Storage Linux (GB)*Price (/hour)Price (/monthly)
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Memory Optimized Instances

Memory optimized instances are designed to deliver fast performance for workloads that process large data sets in memory.

R3 instances

R3 instances are powered by Intel Sandy CPUs, boasting a network of up to 1 Gbps, and a private network of 100 Mbps, supporting a maximum of 32 vCPUs and 64 GiB RAM. These instances can provide a great price/performance ratio for less demanding memory-intensive cloud applications. They are a good fit for the following:

  • High-performing DBs
  • In-memory caches
  • Real time big data processing
MaterialvCPUMemory (GIB)Storage Linux (GB)*Price (/hour)Price (/monthly)
LSW.R3.LARGE215.255€0,0555 €36,49 
LSW.R3.XLARGE430.5 5€0,1104 €72,57 
LSW.R3.2XLARGE861 5€0,2202 €144,74 
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Central Storage

Network attached SSD storage with built-in redundancy.

MaterialScale (GB)Price per month
Network SSD1€0,0800
up to 5K IOPS20€0,0792

Local Storage

Excellent I/O performance and low latency.

MaterialScale (GB)Price per month
Local NVMe1€0,0300
up to 15K IOPS20€0,0297

Public Cloud Traffic

Public cloud instances include 1 TB for pooled Internet traffic meaning instances from single contract will share together 1 TB data pack across the Sales entity. Incoming traffic is free of charge.

BandwidthScalePrice per TBPrice per GBLeaseweb Pack Prices
<1Free tierFree tier
Outgoing>1.00€2.20 €0.0022€2.20
10€1.90 €0.0019€19.00
15€1.50 €0.0015€22.50
30€1.36 €0.0014€40.80


Storage amount of 5 GB is the minimum required for the Linux OS and can be increased flexibly up to 5 TB. For Windows OS minimum requirement is 50 GB.  You can choose between Central or Local storage types for each instance.


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Frequently Asked Questions

To get started, you must first create an account with Leaseweb which means going through our customer verification process by paying a one-time payment fee of €1.00.  

Once you have your account ready, you will have instant access to our Customer Portal and from there you can start launching instances with ease through the use of Leaseweb Public Cloud API.  

We support a variety of operating systems to accommodate diverse user preferences. For Linux, you can choose from AlmaLinux 8, 9, Rocky Linux 8, 9, Arch Linux, Debian 11, 12, FreeBSD 13, 14, Ubuntu 20.04, 22.04 and 24.04. These options are available on all vintages and come with a starting storage volume size of 5GB.

For Windows users, we offer Windows Server 2016, 2019, and 2022 Standard editions. Windows operating systems are available on all vintages with central storage only (excluding 6a vintages) and come with a starting storage volume size of 50GB.

Leaseweb offers a 99.99% availability target for Public Cloud Services based on network and host node availability. 

To learn more, visit Knowledge Base

Uplink speed ranges from 1 to 5 Gbps, while bandwidth allocation is 1TB pooled across multiple instances. For further details, please refer to the Knowledge Base
Leaseweb Public Cloud offers attractive pricing, diverse performance tiers, billing flexibility, easy scalability, excellent network capabilities, and an enhanced customer experience through its growing API ecosystem. Businesses can reduce costs, choose the right resources, pay only for what they use, easily scale their infrastructure, enjoy hybrid cloud connectivity, and streamline operations with automation. 

Our Public Cloud offers two billing methods for instances. For hourly instances, customers are billed at the end of the month for the hours consumed during that period. This is a post-paid model where customers pay based on their actual usage. 

On the other hand, for committed instances, customers are invoiced upfront for the next billing period. This is a pre-paid model where customers commit to a specific number of resources for a set duration and receive an invoice accordingly. 

Public Cloud allows customers to choose instances based on their specific business needs, such as the desired CPU, local or central storage, public network speed, and included OS software. General purpose, compute-optimized, and memory-optimized instances come with different CPU and RAM ratios. Depending on vintages, different network speeds for instances are available. This flexibility enables businesses to select the resources that suit their requirements and optimize their cloud infrastructure accordingly. 
Yes, Public Cloud provides a backup and recovery option. Customers can utilize Acronis to create full storage volume backups. These backups are stored externally, in a different location, ensuring the safety of the customer's data. The backups can be scheduled according to the customer's preferences, and Acronis handles the automatic backup process. 
Leaseweb employs robust security measures, including firewalls and DDoS protection, to safeguard data on our Public Cloud platform. Through proactive monitoring and advanced threat detection mechanisms, Leaseweb ensures the integrity and confidentiality of data, providing clients with a secure environment. 

For more information about Public Cloud, you can visit the Knowledge Base. It is a comprehensive resource that contains detailed information about the platform's features, functionalities, and how to use them effectively. 

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