Hetzner vs HostHatch

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We have tested 9 VPS plans from Hetzner and HostHatch. We'll show which one is best based on a detailed performance analysis, on features and prices.


Hetzner

Hetzner

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

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

HostHatch

HostHatch

HostHatch was founded in 2011.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • China
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
CX11 3.79€ 1 2.0 20 20000 Aug 17 2021
CX21 5.35€ 2 4.0 40 20000 May 12 2022
NVMe 4GB $6.00 2 4.0 20 1000 Oct 30 2022
CPX21 7.55€ 3 4.0 80 20000 Nov 29 2021
NVMe 8GB $9.00 2 8.0 35 2000 Jun 15 2022
CPX31 13.60€ 4 8.0 160 20000 Nov 04 2022
NVMe 16GB $15.00 4 16.0 75 4000 Sep 15 2022
NVMe 32GB $29.00 8 32.0 125 8000 Jul 30 2022
NVMe 64GB $49.00 12 64.0 200 15000 Apr 30 2022

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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 Hetzner and HostHatch
Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
CX11
3.79€
D F E D A
CX21
5.35€
E D E C B
NVMe 4GB
$6.00
E C E D D
CPX21
7.55€
C B D C A
NVMe 8GB
$9.00
B C A A C
CPX31
13.60€
C B C C B
NVMe 16GB
$15.00
B B C A B
NVMe 32GB
$29.00
C A C C D
NVMe 64GB
$49.00
B A C C A
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Features and Datacenters

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

Hetzner HostHatch
Backups  Yes No
Block storage  Yes No
Object storage  No No
Load balancer  Yes No
DDoS protection  Yes No
Hourly Billing  Yes No
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  4 16
Number of Datacenter Continents  2 4
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CPUs

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

All Hetzner CPUs All HostHatch CPUs
AMD EPYC Processor
Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
AMD EPYC 7413 24-Core Processor
AMD EPYC 7443P 24-Core Processor

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.

Hetzner HostHatch
Consistency Score 78 64

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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

Hetzner HostHatch
Number of instance creations in sample 4 5
Average provisioning time 20s 42s

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 Hetzner and HostHatch. 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 Hetzner and HostHatch. 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 Hetzner and HostHatch. 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 Hetzner and HostHatch. 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 Hetzner and HostHatch.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Hetzner and HostHatch 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 Hetzner and HostHatch 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

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

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