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Hetzner vs Dreamhost


Plans

Dreamhost Dreamhost Hetzner
Name gp1_subsonic gp1_supersonic CX10
Cost per Month ($) 6.0 12.0 5.0
Memory (GB) 1.0 2.0 1.0
Disk Space (GB) 80 80 25
CPU cores 1 1 1
Data Transfer (GB) 3000 10000 2000
Virtualization KVM KVM KVM
Latest trial Oct 01 2017 Sep 10 2017 Jan 21 2017

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.

How are grades calculated?

Dreamhost Dreamhost Hetzner
Name gp1_subsonic gp1_supersonic CX10
Web Performance E C D
Raw CPU Power F F F
Performance Stability F C C
Disk IO Performance F E E
Network Performance - - -

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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 Dreamhost. 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
Dreamhost gp1_supersonic 67.7ms
Dreamhost gp1_subsonic 122.0ms
Hetzner CX10 101.4ms


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 Dreamhost. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:


Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
Dreamhost gp1_supersonic 313.0
Dreamhost gp1_subsonic 284.8
Hetzner CX10 273.7


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 Dreamhost.


Features and Usability

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

Dreamhost Review Hetzner Review
Hourly Billing  Yes No
DDOS Protection  Yes Yes
Backups  No Yes
Control Panel  Builtin Robot
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  4 1
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 1






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