Clouding.io vs Hetzner

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We have tested 11 VPS plans from Clouding.io and Hetzner. We'll show which one is best based on a detailed performance analysis, on features and prices.


Clouding.io

CloudingIo

Clouding.io was founded as a VPS provider in 2014.
It is headquartered in Spain.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Spain

Hetzner

Hetzner

Hetzner was founded as a VPS provider in 1997.
It is headquartered in Germany.
It offers Web, Dedicated and VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
CAX11 3.79€ 2 4.0 40 20000 May 02 2023
1GB 0.5 core 4.50€ 1 1.0 20 4000 Nov 12 2023
1GB 0.5 core 25GB 5.00€ 1 1.0 25 4000 Dec 26 2022
2GB 1 core 7.00€ 1 2.0 20 4000 Feb 11 2024
CPX31 13.60€ 4 8.0 160 20000 Nov 04 2022
4GB 2 cores 14.00€ 2 4.0 40 4000 Sep 26 2023
4GB 2 cores 60GB (Off rankings) 16.00€ 2 4.0 60 4000 Nov 10 2022
8GB 4 cores 28.00€ 4 8.0 80 4000 Jun 26 2023
12GB 6 cores 42.00€ 6 12.0 120 4000 Aug 11 2023
16GB 8 cores 56.00€ 8 16.0 160 4000 Dec 25 2023
24GB 12 cores 84.00€ 12 24.0 240 4000 May 12 2023

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Note: "Off rankings" plans are not included in the Screener and are not considered for Best VPS rankings. They may either be previews where the VPS have been directly provisioned by the provider, they may be too old or they may exceed the maximum number of plans that can be listed for each provider.

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 or stability (cpu, disk IO, network IO...) and is made of one or more metrics measured during the tests.

Grades are evenly distributed between A and F. A is best, F is worst.

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

How are grades calculated?

Screen all VPS from Clouding.io and Hetzner
Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
CAX11
3.79€
D D E C B
1GB 0.5 core
4.50€
F F E F E
1GB 0.5 core 25GB
5.00€
F F D F E
2GB 1 core
7.00€
E E E F E
CPX31
13.60€
C B C C B
4GB 2 cores
14.00€
E D E F E
4GB 2 cores 60GB (Off rankings)
16.00€
E D E F E
8GB 4 cores
28.00€
E C F F E
12GB 6 cores
42.00€
C B D E E
16GB 8 cores
56.00€
C B D F E
24GB 12 cores
84.00€
C A E E E
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Features and Datacenters

This list is a subset of the features each provider may offer.

Hetzner Clouding.io
Backups  Yes Yes
Block storage  Yes No
Object storage  No No
Load balancer  Yes No
DDoS protection  Yes Yes
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  4 1
Number of Datacenter Continents  2 1
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CPUs

These are the CPUs we have seen in Clouding.io and Hetzner instances in the past 18 months.

Clouding.io Hetzner
All Clouding.io CPUs by plan All Hetzner CPUs by plan
High Performance Datacenter vCPU AMD EPYC Processor
Neoverse-N1

Performance Consistency

The provider consistency score shows how much variation can be expected between 2 servers of the same type at the same provider. A high consistency score (>65) means the performance of all servers of the provider is consistent over many trials and many plans.

Providers who don't have enough data yet at VPSBenchmarks don't have a consistency score.

Clouding.io Hetzner
Consistency Score 57 77

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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for Clouding.io and Hetzner from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

Clouding.io Hetzner
Number of instance creations in sample 12 2
Average provisioning time 51s 27s

Performance in Depth...

These are some of the test results that are used to determine the grades above.

Web Response Times

We ran a database intensive web application at various levels of load on cloud servers from Clouding.io and Hetzner. This is the average response time measured locally on the VPS for each plan we tested.



Local Response Time per Plan

Lower is better


Maximum HTTP Load

We ran a database intensive web application at various levels of load on cloud servers from Clouding.io and Hetzner. This is the maximum rate of HTTP requests that each server handled without timing out.



Maximum HTTP request rate

Higher is better


During the Web Test, we collect response time metrics, rate metrics and CPU 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 Performance

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



Rate of operations

Higher is better


Sysbench Disk IO Performance

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of Clouding.io and Hetzner. These are the Sysbench Disk IO Random Read test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

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 Clouding.io and Hetzner.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Clouding.io and Hetzner 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

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Clouding.io and Hetzner on the Network Transfers Comparison page.

Sustained CPU Endurance Tests

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

This test 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 may be.

Throughput variations of the endurance test over 24 hours. The coefficient of variation is the standard deviation of the test throughput divided by its average value. Low variations mean that resources allocated to the server were stable for the duration of the test and there was little contention.


Ops/hour coefficient of variation

Lower is better

Review and compare endurance test results for Clouding.io and Hetzner on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.

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