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Hetzner vs SpryServers


Hetzner Hetzner Hetzner Hetzner SpryServers
Plan Name CX21 CX31 CCX11 CX11 SSD KVM Mega
Monthly Price €4.90 €8.90 €19.90 €3.60 $40.00
CPU cores 2 2 2 1 4
Memory (GB) 4.0 8.0 8.0 2.0 4.0
Disk Space (GB) 40 80 80 20 80
Data Transfer (GB) 20000 20000 20000 20000 1000
Virtualization KVM KVM KVM KVM KVM
Latest trial Aug 09 2018 Oct 18 2018 Dec 14 2018 Feb 25 2019 Nov 02 2018

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?

Hetzner Hetzner Hetzner Hetzner SpryServers
Plan Name CX21 CX31 CCX11 CX11 SSD KVM Mega
Web Performance C B A D D
Raw CPU Power C C C E C
Performance Stability B C A C C
Disk IO Performance C D C C C
Network Performance C C C C C

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 VPSs from Hetzner and SpryServers. 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 CCX11 55.2ms
Hetzner CX31 75.5ms
Hetzner CX11 85.5ms
Hetzner CX21 91.8ms
SpryServers SSD KVM Mega 79.3ms

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 SpryServers. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:

Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
Hetzner CCX11 687.7
Hetzner CX31 761.2
Hetzner CX11 365.9
Hetzner CX21 709.6
SpryServers SSD KVM Mega 1447.0

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 SpryServers.

Remote Timings

During the whole duration of the web performance test, we collected web response times from 5 different locations in the world. The chart below reports the average connection + TLS handshake latency from all 5 locations.

Note: Remote timings may not be available for all plans.

Remote Latency per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average remote request duration
Hetzner CCX11 514.4ms
Hetzner CX31 515.2ms
Hetzner CX11 522.8ms
Hetzner CX21 506.0ms
SpryServers SSD KVM Mega 315.4ms

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

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Hetzner and SpryServers 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 CCX11 1078.7Mbps
Hetzner CX31 907.8Mbps
Hetzner CX11 1022.4Mbps
Hetzner CX21 1111.7Mbps
SpryServers SSD KVM Mega 844.0Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Hetzner and SpryServers on the Network Transfers Comparison page.

Sustained CPU Endurance Tests

We pushed the CPU of those VPS plans very hard for 24 hours straight.

This kind of tests 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 are.

Note: Endurance metrics may not be available for all plans.

Average number of operations per hour

Higher is better

Provider Plan Average ops/hour
Hetzner CCX11 4751.9
Hetzner CX31 5863.4
Hetzner CX11 2861.0
Hetzner CX21 4878.7
SpryServers SSD KVM Mega 5526.6

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

Features and Usability

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

Hetzner Review SpryServers Review
Hourly Billing  Yes No
DDOS Protection  Yes Yes
Backups  No Yes
Control Panel  Custom WHMCS + SolusVM
SSH Keys Setup  Yes No
Total Number of Datacenters  3 2
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 1

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