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What can you do with Elastic Compute

Host a web application or website

In the case that you want to establish an online presence through a website or web application, Leaseweb Elastic Compute is a great option that offers scalability, reliability, and flexible costs.

On a virtualized environment

Elastic Compute provides dedicated resources allocated to your web application within a virtualized environment. This means that you can deploy sufficient instances for optimal performance of your application. Furthermore, you have more control over the settings of your infrastructure, similar to a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) where you can enclose access to your backend servers from the public internet, or deploy servers in their own isolated network tiers to easily manage accessibility at scale.

Scaling vertically and horizontally

Elastic Compute offers great scalability. As your web application continues to grow, you can easily (vertically) scale up your instance resources by adding more CPU, RAM, and storage to accommodate increased traffic and demand. Additionally, you can add a cloud load balancer, so incoming requests are evenly distributed over instances. With the bursting feature enabled, which guarantees automated scaling of your resource pool, you will not run out of compute resources and your web application will remain always accessible and will perform well even during peak periods when you (horizontally) scale your web application instances.

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Elastic Compute Pricing & Packages

Choose the right resource pool and billing model for your workloads.


Competitive pricing with excellent computing performance.

No commitment, pay as you go (hourly)

S.1x0.5 1.0 0.5 0.0095 0.0119 0.0154
S.1x1 1.0 1.0 0.0114 0.0142 0.0184
S.1x2 1.0 2.0 0.0152 0.0189 0.0245
S.2x4 2.0 4.0 0.0304 0.0378 0.0490
S.4x8 4.0 8.0 0.0608 0.0756 0.0908
S.6x16 6.0 16.0 0.1064 0.1322 0.1714
S.8x32 8.0 32.0 0.1824 0.2264 0.2936
S.16x64 16.0 64.0 0.3648 0.4528 0.5872
Storage* (GB) 0.1620 0.1680 0.2184
Traffic** in/out (GB) 0.0020 0.0021 0.0029

* Storage is billed in peak usage per month
** IP’s are available as a pool of IPs (/29, /28 /27 IP subnets).

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from €90.60 / month

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Currently only available in AMS-01, MTL-02, WDC-02

Elastic Compute Product Features


Compute instances and reserved resource pools

Select from our ready-to-use compute instance types for your on-demand compute usage. Or choose a reserved compute and storage resource pool with the flexibility to allocate its resources to multiple different-sized instances including CPU cores, memory, storage, virtual firewall, and cloud load balancer.


Supported operating systems

Leaseweb Elastic Compute allows you to easily run your instances with your choice of operating systems. You can also use custom templates. Currently, we support the following OS CentOS 7, Almalinux 8.4, Debian 10, 11, FreeBSD 12, 13, Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04, 22.04, and Windows 2022.


High availability

Use anti-affinity groups to ensure that instances run on different physical hypervisors. CloudStack orchestration detects if instances are deployed on hypervisor with failures and restart instances on different hypervisor, hence ensuring high availability.


Extensive networking feature

Built-in load balancers, routers with NAT features, different networks via VPC, and private networks to expand your infrastructure.


Cloud compute flavors

Benefit from cost-effective shared vCPU or high-performance dedicated vCPU resources as part of the Elastic Compute Standard and Elastic Compute Premium products.



Easily automate daily actions on your cloud, by leveraging Leaseweb APIs: Private Clouds API (leaseweb.com) to retrieve metrics of usage or commands available through the developer and integration API URL provided by Apache Cloudstack to program management of instances, networks, and volumes.


Elastic Compute Cloud Storage

Elastic Compute Cloud Storage delivers your data on volumes that are backed by a highly available NFS storage platform. Your compute instances use the Elastic Compute primary storage, whereas your snapshots would be stored in our Elastic Compute secondary storage.


Internet traffic

Both Elastic Compute Standard and Elastic Compute Premium Reserved include 5 TB for free Internet traffic. This data traffic pack can be upgraded, where network port speed is up to 1 Gbps.


Secure environments

Mitigate floods of malicious connection requests with our proactive DDoS protection, filter external traffic with firewalls, or separate traffic in your internal networks with access lists. VPN options are available for remote access.

Why choose Leaseweb Elastic Compute

Transparent Pricing

Don’t lose control over operational expenses with hidden or uncontrollable billing items. With Leaseweb Elastic Compute you can scale up hourly and only pay when you use it (pay-per-use). Leaseweb Cloud solutions have transparent billing and predictable pricing models with no surprises at the end of the month.

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Add-ons for Elastic Compute

Acronis Backup

We offer Acronis CyberProtect enterprise-grade solutions for your cloud, with packages ranging from 25GB. A leading name in backup, Acronis offers a comprehensive backup solution for fast and efficient data recovery in case of a disaster. This solution supports incremental and differential backups, as well as deduplication and compression to save storage space. The backup data is also encrypted both in transit and at rest.

Object storage

Our platform provides cost-effective, scalable and secure storage. It can handle vast amounts of data with outstanding levels of durability and availability. Leaseweb Object Storage uses widely spread APIs, compatible with AWS S3, over standard Internet protocols, like HTTPS, to handle and store data.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Elastic Compute refers to the ability to dynamically provision and scale computing instances or resources, based on demand. It is a fundamental concept in cloud computing, particularly in the context of public cloud services.

As a public cloud provider, Leaseweb offers Elastic Compute as part of our Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings, allowing clients to access and utilize computing resources on-demand over the internet. With Elastic Compute from Leaseweb, customers can spin up or spin down new instances easily at any time, while paying only for the actual resources consumed. This flexibility and scalability enable loads to automatically be balanced across multiple instances, helping your business to significantly reduce the risks of being unavailable to their clients.

Elasticity in cloud computing refers to the ability of a system or application to automatically and rapidly scale its computing resources up or down based on the actual usage. It allows businesses, particularly in industries like E-commerce, SaaS and Media, to be able to scale their workloads up or down rapidly depending on demand.

For example, if there is a Black Friday sale and an unusually high surge of traffic hits an e-commerce platform, Elastic Compute allows you to employ instantly more computing power when you need it and pay for it only when you use it. When the Black Friday deal is over, and traffic reduces again, so can your computing power.

With elasticity, cloud available resources, namely CPU, RAM and Storage, can be scaled out (increased) or scaled in (decreased) seamlessly, often in an automated and self-managed manner. This capability enables organizations to handle fluctuations in demand, accommodate peak periods, and avoid overprovisioning or underutilization of resources.

Leaseweb Elastic Compute allows you to easily run your instances with your choice of operating systems. Currently, we support the following: Almalinux 8.4, Debian 11, FreeBSD 12, 13, Ubuntu 20.04, 22.04, and Windows 2022.
We offer Acronis Backup enterprise-grade solutions for your cloud, with packages ranging from 25GB. This back-up solution supports incremental and differential backups, as well as deduplication and compression to save storage space. The backup data is also encrypted both in transit and at rest. The best part is, Acronis Cyber Protect includes built-in anti-malware scanning of backups, preventing the restoration of infected files and OS images.
Your compute instances use the Elastic Compute primary Cloud storage, which is powered by network-attached ultra-high-available enterprise-grade all flash storage. Whereas your Snapshots would be stored in our Elastic Compute secondary storage. You can also use our Leaseweb object storage, which is secure, scalable, and durable, to manage data.
You can scale your resources up and down on an hourly basis in case of periodic or seasonal needs with our Cloud Bursting feature. CPUs and RAM can be scaled separately to accommodate fluctuating workloads. Obtain financial advantages with a flat free pricing structure and eliminate the need to commit to resources peaks.
Your user data and web applications are isolated within its own virtual environment, so it is less vulnerable to security breaches. Compared to a shared network with a Public IP and no firewalling or load-balancing, with an isolated network, you can implement robust security measures, such as rules enabled on Elastic Compute firewall, DDoS, backup, unlimited snapshots to protect your website and user data.
This is possible, you just need to add another nic that is connected to the other network (which could be shared or isolated type network). After that, the new nic needs to be made the default nic. When this is done, the old nic can be removed. Note: this might require making some changes in the operating system, e.g. like removing the 70- persistent-net-rules in Linux.
You can compare a virtual machine with 4 vCores (virtual cores) to a bare-metal server with a quad core CPU. Basically, this means, we use for our Cloud hypervisors (the servers where the VM's run on) Intel CPU's that have multiple cores (8-core/10-core) per CPU and on which your VM will get a dedicated number of. We do not overprovision the number of cores, this means, we only sell real cores that are in the servers, no overbooking on cores (or memory).

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