24/7 Phone Support

Round-the-clock support (24 hours a day/7 days a week).


Programming Interface (Application Programming Interface)
An API provides standardized information from a part of a program, which can be absorbed by any number of other program parts and used for further processing. This separation enables the program parts to be developed independently, as long as the API remains unchanged.

Cloud Hosting

Hosting via the Internet, in which the users share servers and other data center services, thus saving costs, as only the modules actually used (servers, computing power, infrastructure, etc.) have to be paid for.


CPU block of a processor
A "core" can refer to completely different processor generations, particularly in service offerings and price quotations. ProfitBricks defines "core" as a real core of the latest processor generations from companies such as Intel and AMD, in other words, with the maximum productive efficiency.

Data Center

Computer center, in-house, either in your own company or as a virtual center in the cloud, as a service from IaaS providers such as ProfitBricks.

Data Center Co-location

Server housing or server homing
Accommodation and network connection of a customer server in the data center of an Internet Service Provider (ISP). This means that, in contrast to hosting, the operating system is not made available by the provider, but that the provider only ensures the framework for operating system supply.

Data Center Designer (DCD)

The tool specially developed by ProfitBricks, which you can use to configure and manage your own virtual data center.

Dedicated Server/Dedicated Hosting

Servers/hosts assigned and directly rented to the customer/user, which usually have to be paid for over the rented period, regardless of how much is actually used.


Security device for network systems
A firewall monitors the data traffic that transverses it and decides whether certain data/network packages should be allowed to pass through it or not, based on defined rules. In this manner, the firewall attempts to prevent unauthorized network access.

High Speed Connectivity

A fast data connection.


Infrastructure as a Service
Use of all data center services, such as server and infrastructure, via the Internet. IaaS offerings are provided as cloud services and maintained professionally by IaaS providers. They offer a variety of possible applications, from a one-off application as required, to avoiding peak loads, idle capacities, expensive hardware acquisition, etc.


A network/communication link technology based on switched-fabric topology, which offers high throughput, low latency, quality of service and failover.


Interconnection/connection of networks.

IO Performance

Input/output performance, performance of hard drives and storage solutions with regard to reading and writing speeds.

IP Routing

Transfer of data between servers in a network and via the Internet.


Server load distribution, method for distributing the load between several separate hosts in the network.


Platform as a Service
Use of a computer platform via the Internet, provided by a PaaS supplier. PaaS offerings provide a runtime environment for web applications that can be deployed quickly and with a low amount of administrative effort, without the need for purchasing the underlying hardware and software.


Professional Level System Administrator
Experienced, professional system administrators, such as those used by ProfitBricks for development and service.

Redundant Systems

Comparable, functionally equivalent systems running in parallel
This means that a functionally equivalent or comparable system is also available, and thus ensures trouble-free and stable operation at all times.


Software as a Service
Use of software via the Internet, which is supplied and kept up to date by a SaaS provider as a service.


Secure Shell
Network protocol or corresponding programs, which can be used to establish an encrypted network connection with a remote device in a secure manner.


Secure Sockets Layer
Description of predecessor of TLS (Transport Layer Security), a hybrid encryption protocol for secure data transmission in the Internet, which has been called TLS since Version 3.0.

Sys Admin Team

Experienced system administrators are available in the service team.


Transport Layer Security
Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a cryptographic protocol for secure communication over the internet. The client and the server exchange information by using different means of cryptography, encryption as well as authentication.

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Cloud API documentation
ProfitBricks APIs, Libraries and SDKs

With ProfitBricks, developers can choose between both a SOAP API and a REST API. Using these APIs, cloud computing developers and operations professionals can automate their multi-cloud IaaS processes by utilizing such popular current libraries as jclouds, Libcloud, Fog, and Python SDKs - which are all supported libraries at ProfitBricks.

These APIs assist you in leveraging the rich features and options offered by ProfitBricks.  Even the ProfitBricks Data Center Designer, our integrated graphic user interface was built with the API.

Access the ProfitBricks APIs

ProfitBricks Cloud API Page: https://devops.profitbricks.com/api/

Access the ProfitBricks SOAP API: https://devops.profitbricks.com/api/soap/

Please note: A REST API is now available!

Access the ProfitBricks REST API: https://devops.profitbricks.com/api/rest/

Access ProfitBricks Support for Popular Cloud Libraries

ProfitBricks offers support for three multi-cloud libraries at this time: jclouds, Libcloud, Fog - these popular open-source libraries enable developers and operations pros to automate their cloud infrastructure across multiple clouds or migrate applications and workloads from one cloud to another.

Access ProfitBricks Support for Popular Languages with these SDKs

ProfitBricks offers a PythonSDK that abstracts and provides complete coverage for all current API functions; the library is very specific to ProfitBricks and exposes advanced functionality you may not find in a cloud-agnostic library.

Other SDKs coming soon.


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