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Hetzner vs Linode

Hetzner
Linode

This page was updated with new data on July 14 2019.


Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
Hetzner CX11 €3.60 1 2.0 20 20000 Feb 25 2019
Linode 1GB $5 $5.00 1 1.0 25 1000 Nov 26 2018
Hetzner CX21 €4.90 2 4.0 40 20000 Jul 11 2019
Hetzner CX31 €8.90 2 8.0 80 20000 Oct 18 2018
Linode 2GB $10 $10.00 1 2.0 50 2000 Oct 01 2018
Linode 4GB $20 $20.00 2 4.0 80 4000 Jul 01 2019
Hetzner CCX11 €21.60 2 8.0 80 20000 Dec 14 2018
Linode Dedicated 4GB $30.00 2 4.0 80 4000 Feb 20 2019
Linode 8GB $40 $40.00 4 8.0 160 5000 Apr 14 2019
Hetzner CCX21 €43.20 4 16.0 160 20000 Apr 29 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 (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.

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

How are grades calculated?

Plan Name Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
Hetzner CX11 D D D C C
Linode 1GB $5 E F C C C
Hetzner CX21 C B B B D
Hetzner CX31 B B C C C
Linode 2GB $10 E F D C C
Linode 4GB $20 C C D B B
Hetzner CCX11 A B B B B
Linode Dedicated 4GB D D E B C
Linode 8GB $40 E B E B B
Hetzner CCX21 B A A B C
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

Hetzner Linode
Number of instance creations in sample 4 4
Provisioning time in seconds 32s 42s

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 Linode. 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
Linode 1GB $5 81.0ms
Linode 2GB $10 99.0ms
Linode 4GB $20 71.0ms
Linode Dedicated 4GB 71.0ms
Linode 8GB $40 86.0ms
Hetzner CX11 84.0ms
Hetzner CX21 75.0ms
Hetzner CX31 75.0ms
Hetzner CCX11 55.0ms
Hetzner CCX21 67.0ms

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 Linode. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
Linode 1GB $5 293.6
Linode 2GB $10 259.6
Linode 4GB $20 962.9
Linode Dedicated 4GB 510.1
Linode 8GB $40 1873.6
Hetzner CX11 365.9
Hetzner CX21 691.2
Hetzner CX31 761.2
Hetzner CCX11 687.7
Hetzner CCX21 1299.0

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 Linode.


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
Linode 1GB $5 321.2ms
Linode 2GB $10 324.4ms
Linode 4GB $20 301.8ms
Linode Dedicated 4GB 324.2ms
Linode 8GB $40 328.6ms
Hetzner CX11 522.8ms
Hetzner CX21 510.2ms
Hetzner CX31 515.2ms
Hetzner CCX11 514.4ms
Hetzner CCX21 508.0ms

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


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Hetzner and Linode 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
Linode 1GB $5 743.5Mbps
Linode 2GB $10 792.6Mbps
Linode 4GB $20 807.1Mbps
Linode Dedicated 4GB 842.7Mbps
Linode 8GB $40 813.9Mbps
Hetzner CX11 1022.4Mbps
Hetzner CX21 675.1Mbps
Hetzner CX31 907.8Mbps
Hetzner CCX11 1078.7Mbps
Hetzner CCX21 951.9Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Hetzner and Linode 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
Linode 1GB $5 1313.2
Linode 2GB $10 1197.6
Linode 4GB $20 2588.7
Linode Dedicated 4GB 1912.4
Linode 8GB $40 4418.8
Hetzner CX11 2861.0
Hetzner CX21 5483.9
Hetzner CX31 5863.4
Hetzner CCX11 4751.9
Hetzner CCX21 7970.7

Review and compare endurance test results for Hetzner and Linode 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.

Linode Review Hetzner Review
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
DDOS Protection  No Yes
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Builtin Custom
SSH Keys Setup  No Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  9 3
Number of Datacenter Continents  3 1





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