Contabo VPS Plans Review

Contabo



Contabo was founded in 2003.
It is headquartered in Germany.
It offers Web, Dedicated and VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Germany

Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price are marked as missing below.

Last updated on August 23 2019.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  No
DDOS Protection  Yes
Backups  Yes

Snapshots are available for free.

Control Panel  custom
SSH Keys Setup  No
Total Number of Datacenters  2
Number of Datacenter Continents  1
Monitoring Charts  No

No chart.

Admin REST API  No
Upgrade VPS from admin console  No
Mobile Friendly UI  No
Reverse DNS  Yes
Accepted Forms of Payment  Paypal, bank transfers, Skrilla
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  Yes
Firewall  No

In VPSBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 

This is is the most minimalist management UI ever seen and it feels like it was designed around 2005.

Quality of Service 
  • There is no option in the management console to destroy the VPS.
  • There is a setup fee for every new VPS (5€ and decreasing with length of commitment).
  • The Contabo account with login and password is only created after the first VPS is created, that makes for an odd user experience.

Contabo Extra Services

In addition to features included in the VPS plan, Contabo also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):

Backups   Block storage Object storage Load balancer Floating IP addresses
Teams Managed databases Serverless DDoS protection   Kubernetes
GPU instances

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each Contabo VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server.

See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.

Average Provisioning Time Min Provisioning Time Max Provisioning Time Number of VPS Samples
2140s 1200s 3900s 3

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Contabo Plans


HDD disk. Each new VPS is charged a 5€ setup fee if billed monthly.

Plan Specifications

URL https://contabo.com/?show=vps
Price per month €3.99 ($4.43)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 300
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 35

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
F D C D E
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for Contabo - VPS 300. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the VPS 300 plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the VPS 300 plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial CPU Overall Grade
Sep 03 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v2 @ 2.10GHz D

Each new VPS is charged a 5€ setup fee if billed monthly.

Plan Specifications

URL https://contabo.com/?show=configurator&vserver_id=221
Price per month €4.99 ($5.54)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 200
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 8.0
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 33

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
F B F D E
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for Contabo - S SSD. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the S SSD plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the S SSD plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial CPU Overall Grade
May 07 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v3 @ 2.40GHz E

Each new VPS is charged a 5€ setup fee if billed monthly.

Plan Specifications

URL https://contabo.com/?show=vps
Price per month €8.99 ($9.98)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 400
Num Cores 6
Memory GB 16.0
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 49

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
E A C D D
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for Contabo - M SSD. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Test Endurance Test Remote Timing Test Web Test
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Performance trials run on the M SSD plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the M SSD plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial CPU Overall Grade
Jan 31 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v4 @ 2.20GHz D

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