Hetzner vs VPS2DAY

Hetzner
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We have tested 9 VPS plans from Hetzner and VPS2DAY. 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

VPS2DAY

VPS2DAY was founded in 2014.
It is headquartered in Germany.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Romania
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • 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
CX21 €4.90 2 4.0 40 20000 Jul 11 2019
Start €5.00 1 1.0 25 0 Nov 01 2019
CX31 €8.90 2 8.0 80 20000 Sep 30 2019
Basic €10.00 2 2.0 50 2000 Jan 24 2020
CCX11 €19.90 2 8.0 80 20000 Dec 09 2019
Premium €20.00 4 4.0 100 Dec 11 2019
CCX21 €34.90 4 16.0 160 20000 Apr 02 2020
Enterprise €40.00 6 8.0 250 4000 Mar 11 2020

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
CX21
€4.90
B B B B C
Start
€5.00
E F C D E
CX31
€8.90
D C B C D
Basic
€10.00
E D C E E
CCX11
€19.90
B C A C C
Premium
€20.00
D B C E D
CCX21
€34.90
B A A B C
Enterprise
€40.00
D A A C D
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for Hetzner and VPS2DAY from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

Hetzner VPS2DAY
Number of instance creations in sample 8 5
Provisioning time in seconds 29s 164s

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 VPS2DAY. 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 71.0ms
VPS2DAY Start 102.0ms
VPS2DAY Basic 123.0ms
VPS2DAY Premium 106.0ms
VPS2DAY Enterprise 88.0ms

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 VPS2DAY. 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 1300.1
VPS2DAY Start 305.3
VPS2DAY Basic 520.8
VPS2DAY Premium 1144.0
VPS2DAY Enterprise 1605.3

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 VPS2DAY.


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 506.6ms
VPS2DAY Start 331.6ms
VPS2DAY Basic 508.6ms
VPS2DAY Premium 330.6ms
VPS2DAY Enterprise 481.4ms

Detailed remote timings measurements including connection time, TLS handshake time, and response time can be compared for Hetzner and VPS2DAY on the Remote Timings Comparison page.


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Hetzner and VPS2DAY 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 1200.8Mbps
VPS2DAY Start 88.8Mbps
VPS2DAY Basic 94.0Mbps
VPS2DAY Premium 90.4Mbps
VPS2DAY Enterprise 93.8Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Hetzner and VPS2DAY 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
VPS2DAY Start 1037.3
VPS2DAY Basic 3502.3
VPS2DAY Premium 4182.7
VPS2DAY Enterprise 7218.9

Review and compare endurance test results for Hetzner and VPS2DAY 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 VPS2DAY Review
Hourly Billing  Yes No
DDOS Protection  Yes No
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Custom Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  3 7
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 2
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