Hetzner vs Kamatera

Hetzner
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We have tested 12 VPS plans from Hetzner and Kamatera. This page is a summary and comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


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

Kamatera

Kamatera was founded in 1995.
It is headquartered in Israel.
It offers VPS managed and unmanaged hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • UK
  • USA

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
Availability 1GB 1core $4.00 1 1.0 20 5000 Aug 05 2019
CX21 €4.90 2 4.0 40 20000 Jul 11 2019
General 1GB 1 core $9.00 1 1.0 20 5000 May 21 2019
CX31 €8.90 2 8.0 80 20000 Sep 30 2019
Availability 2GB 2 cores $10.00 2 2.0 20 5000 Dec 18 2019
Availability 2GB 4 cores $18.00 4 2.0 20 5000 Oct 20 2019
General 1GB 2 cores $19.00 2 1.0 20 5000 Jan 11 2019
CCX11 €19.90 2 8.0 80 20000 Dec 09 2019
CCX21 €34.90 4 16.0 160 20000 Apr 29 2019
General 4GB 2 cores $39.00 2 4.0 20 5000 Feb 03 2020
General 2GB 4 cores $50.00 4 2.0 20 5000 Mar 11 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 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
CX11
€2.49
D E C D C
Availability 1GB 1core
$4.00
C D E D C
CX21
€4.90
B B B B C
General 1GB 1 core
$9.00
B E C C B
CX31
€8.90
D C B C D
Availability 2GB 2 cores
$10.00
C D C C B
Availability 2GB 4 cores
$18.00
D A E C B
General 1GB 2 cores
$19.00
C B D C C
CCX11
€19.90
B C A C C
CCX21
€34.90
B A A B C
General 4GB 2 cores
$39.00
A B A B B
General 2GB 4 cores
$50.00
D B D C C
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

Hetzner Kamatera
Number of instance creations in sample 7 7
Provisioning time in seconds 32s 370s

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 Hetzner and Kamatera. 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
Hetzner CX11 86.0ms
Hetzner CX21 75.0ms
Hetzner CX31 89.0ms
Hetzner CCX11 67.0ms
Hetzner CCX21 67.0ms
Kamatera Availability 1GB 1core 73.0ms
Kamatera General 1GB 1 core 63.0ms
Kamatera Availability 2GB 2 cores 75.0ms
Kamatera Availability 2GB 4 cores 68.0ms
Kamatera General 1GB 2 cores 64.0ms
Kamatera General 4GB 2 cores 57.0ms
Kamatera General 2GB 4 cores 80.0ms

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 Kamatera. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
Hetzner CX11 306.7
Hetzner CX21 691.2
Hetzner CX31 666.5
Hetzner CCX11 599.5
Hetzner CCX21 1299.0
Kamatera Availability 1GB 1core 395.2
Kamatera General 1GB 1 core 391.7
Kamatera Availability 2GB 2 cores 667.1
Kamatera Availability 2GB 4 cores 1622.9
Kamatera General 1GB 2 cores 817.5
Kamatera General 4GB 2 cores 880.8
Kamatera General 2GB 4 cores 1318.2

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 Kamatera.


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

Provider Plan Average remote request duration
Hetzner CX11 628.2ms
Hetzner CX21 510.2ms
Hetzner CX31 523.0ms
Hetzner CCX11 517.4ms
Hetzner CCX21 508.0ms
Kamatera Availability 1GB 1core 333.0ms
Kamatera General 1GB 1 core 494.8ms
Kamatera Availability 2GB 2 cores 328.0ms
Kamatera Availability 2GB 4 cores 324.4ms
Kamatera General 1GB 2 cores 347.6ms
Kamatera General 4GB 2 cores 346.0ms
Kamatera General 2GB 4 cores 341.8ms

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


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Hetzner and Kamatera 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
Hetzner CX11 1067.4Mbps
Hetzner CX21 675.1Mbps
Hetzner CX31 800.0Mbps
Hetzner CCX11 707.4Mbps
Hetzner CCX21 951.9Mbps
Kamatera Availability 1GB 1core 1428.2Mbps
Kamatera General 1GB 1 core 2146.9Mbps
Kamatera Availability 2GB 2 cores 1668.5Mbps
Kamatera Availability 2GB 4 cores 842.6Mbps
Kamatera General 1GB 2 cores 1006.4Mbps
Kamatera General 4GB 2 cores 2533.3Mbps
Kamatera General 2GB 4 cores 1051.5Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Hetzner and Kamatera 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

Provider Plan Average ops/hour
Hetzner CX11 1922.8
Hetzner CX21 5483.9
Hetzner CX31 2714.6
Hetzner CCX11 5017.1
Hetzner CCX21 7970.7
Kamatera Availability 1GB 1core 2225.8
Kamatera General 1GB 1 core 1630.8
Kamatera Availability 2GB 2 cores 2409.4
Kamatera Availability 2GB 4 cores 7933.9
Kamatera General 1GB 2 cores 4549.5
Kamatera General 4GB 2 cores 7869.8
Kamatera General 2GB 4 cores 5307.4

Review and compare endurance test results for Hetzner and Kamatera on the Sustained CPU Endurance 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 Kamatera Review
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
DDOS Protection  Yes No
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Custom Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes No
Total Number of Datacenters  3 13
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 4
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