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Hetzner vs 1and1 IONOS


1and1 1and1 Hetzner Hetzner Hetzner Hetzner
Plan Name Cloud L Cloud M CX21 CX31 CCX11 CX11
Monthly Price $20.00 $10.00 €4.90 €8.90 €19.90 €3.60
CPU cores 2 1 2 2 2 1
Memory (GB) 2.0 1.0 4.0 8.0 8.0 2.0
Disk Space (GB) 80 50 40 80 80 20
Data Transfer (GB) 9999 10000 20000 20000 20000 20000
Virtualization VMWare VMWare KVM KVM KVM KVM
Latest trial Nov 19 2018 Feb 13 2019 Aug 09 2018 Oct 18 2018 Dec 14 2018 Feb 25 2019

Performance Grades

To summarize the performance of each VPS plan, we generated grades based on the various tests that were run: web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Each grade focuses on one aspect of the VPS speed (cpu, disk IO, network IO...) and can be made of one or more of the metrics generated during the tests.

Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

How are grades calculated?

1and1 1and1 Hetzner Hetzner Hetzner Hetzner
Plan Name Cloud L Cloud M CX21 CX31 CCX11 CX11
Web Performance A C C B A D
Raw CPU Power D F C C C E
Performance Stability A B B C A C
Disk IO Performance C D C D C C
Network Performance D D C C C C

In Depth...

The grades above are based on the following test results.

Web Response Times

We ran a database intensive web application with ~100,000 hits per day for several days on VPSs from Hetzner and 1and1 IONOS. This is the average response time measured locally on the VPS for each plan we tested.

Local Response Time per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average response time
1and1 Cloud L 60.5ms
1and1 Cloud M 81.0ms
Hetzner CCX11 55.2ms
Hetzner CX31 75.5ms
Hetzner CX11 85.5ms
Hetzner CX21 91.8ms

During the Web Test, we collect response time metrics, CPU metrics and database performance metrics. All of those are measured locally on the VPS running the web server. All metrics can be compared on the Web Performance Comparison page.

Sysbench CPU Performances

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of Hetzner and 1and1 IONOS. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:

Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
1and1 Cloud L 613.3
1and1 Cloud M 300.3
Hetzner CCX11 687.7
Hetzner CX31 761.2
Hetzner CX11 365.9
Hetzner CX21 709.6

Sysbench test results are also available for random disk IO tests, sequential disk IO tests and memory tests.

Review and compare all Sysbench numbers on the Sysbench Comparison page for Hetzner and 1and1 IONOS.

Remote Timings

During the whole duration of the web performance test, we collected web response times from 5 different locations in the world. The chart below reports the average connection + TLS handshake latency from all 5 locations.

Note: Remote timings may not be available for all plans.

Remote Latency per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average remote request duration
1and1 Cloud L 506.8ms
1and1 Cloud M 517.2ms
Hetzner CCX11 514.4ms
Hetzner CX31 515.2ms
Hetzner CX11 522.8ms
Hetzner CX21 506.0ms

Detailed remote timings measurements including connection time, TLS handshake time, and response time can be compared for Hetzner and 1and1 IONOS on the Remote Timings Comparison page.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Hetzner and 1and1 IONOS VPS and we measured the speed of downloads and uploads.

The transfers involve multiple files, 10 threads and last for at least 10 seconds at maximum speed. The transfers are repeated 3 times from different servers and only the fastest transfer is reported here.

Download Speed per Plan

Higher is better

Provider Plan Network Download Speed
1and1 Cloud L 390.3Mbps
1and1 Cloud M 381.3Mbps
Hetzner CCX11 1078.7Mbps
Hetzner CX31 907.8Mbps
Hetzner CX11 1022.4Mbps
Hetzner CX21 1111.7Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Hetzner and 1and1 IONOS on the Network Transfers Comparison page.

Sustained CPU Endurance Tests

We pushed the CPU of those VPS plans very hard for 24 hours straight.

This kind of tests shows how fast the VPS can go for long periods of time, how stable the performance is and it also gives clues on how overallocated the VPSs are.

Note: Endurance metrics may not be available for all plans.

Average number of operations per hour

Higher is better

Provider Plan Average ops/hour
1and1 Cloud L 2754.4
1and1 Cloud M 1458.5
Hetzner CCX11 4751.9
Hetzner CX31 5863.4
Hetzner CX11 2861.0
Hetzner CX21 4878.7

Review and compare endurance test results for Hetzner and 1and1 IONOS on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.

Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price in plans tested at vpsbenchmarks.com will be marked as missing.

1and1 IONOS Review Hetzner Review
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
DDOS Protection  No Yes
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Custom Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  3 3
Number of Datacenter Continents  2 1

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