Genesis Public Cloud vs Hetzner

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We have tested 9 VPS plans from Genesis Public Cloud and Hetzner. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.

Genesis Public Cloud

Genesis Public Cloud was founded in 1997.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS, Storage and Networking hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • USA

This provider is related to Genesis VMs.

Genesis VMs offers low price VPS billed monthly..


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

It has datacenters in:
  • Finland
  • Germany

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
CX11 €2.49 1 2.0 20 20000 Feb 05 2020
CX21 €4.90 2 4.0 40 20000 May 09 2020
CX31 €8.90 2 8.0 80 20000 Sep 30 2019
CCX11 €19.90 2 8.0 80 20000 Dec 09 2019
w6as.large $24.60 1 2.0 20 0 Apr 25 2020
CCX21 €34.90 4 16.0 160 20000 Apr 02 2020
w6as.xlarge $41.00 2 4.0 50 0 Jun 24 2020
c5s.2xlarge $50.00 4 16.0 0 0 Dec 05 2019
c6s.3xlarge $88.00 6 24.0 0 0 Mar 27 2020

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?

Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for Genesis Public Cloud and Hetzner from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

Genesis Public Cloud Hetzner
Number of instance creations in sample 3 8
Provisioning time in seconds 75s 25s

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 cloud servers from Genesis Public Cloud 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

Plan Average response time
CCX11 69.6ms
CX11 71.4ms
CCX21 72.7ms
CX21 74.5ms
Genesis PC
c6s.3xlarge 30.2ms
c5s.2xlarge 41.5ms
w6as.large 43.8ms
w6as.xlarge 51.9ms

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 Performance

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

Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan Operations per second
CX11 306.7
CCX11 599.5
CX31 666.5
CX21 681.5
CCX21 1300.1
Genesis PC
w6as.large 620.4
w6as.xlarge 1248.0
c5s.2xlarge 2028.8
c6s.3xlarge 3877.8

Sysbench Disk IO Performance

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

Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan MiB per second
CX11 63.0
CX21 69.2
CCX11 113.3
CCX21 254.3
CX31 352.2
Genesis PC
w6as.large 151.9
w6as.xlarge 195.0
c5s.2xlarge 287.0
c6s.3xlarge 810.1

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 Genesis Public Cloud and Hetzner.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Genesis Public Cloud 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

Plan Network Download Speed
CCX11 707.4Mbps
CX31 800.0Mbps
CX21 1047.2Mbps
CX11 1067.4Mbps
CCX21 1200.8Mbps
Genesis PC
c5s.2xlarge 256.5Mbps
w6as.large 356.2Mbps
c6s.3xlarge 783.5Mbps
w6as.xlarge 922.8Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Genesis Public Cloud 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.

Average number of operations per hour

Higher is better

Plan Average ops/hour
CX11 1922.8
CX31 2714.6
CX21 4441.9
CCX11 5017.1
CCX21 7774.9
Genesis PC
w6as.large 1917.5
w6as.xlarge 7308.9
c5s.2xlarge 17784.7
c6s.3xlarge 23042.9

Review and compare endurance test results for Genesis Public Cloud and Hetzner on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.

Remote Timings

During the entire duration of the web performance test, we collected web response times from 5 different locations in the world. The chart below reports the connection establishment time + TLS handshake latency from all 5 locations. (That excludes the time spent on the server that is already measured in web response times above and it also excludes the DNS resolution time since it is not dependent on the provider).

Remote Latency per Plan

Lower is better

Plan Average remote request duration
CCX21 506.6ms
CCX11 517.4ms
CX31 523.0ms
CX21 539.0ms
CX11 628.2ms
Genesis PC
w6as.large 315.8ms
c6s.3xlarge 318.0ms
c5s.2xlarge 327.0ms

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

Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price of the plan will be marked as missing but they may be available for the fee.

Hetzner Review Genesis Public Cloud Review
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
DDOS Protection  Yes Yes
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Custom OpenStack
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  3 1
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 1
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