Contabo VPS Review

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Contabo in its own words

German server provider | NVMe VPS from $6.99, €4.99 or £ 5.99 a month | Data Centers in EU, UK, US & Asia | 18+ years of experience | 130k+ happy customers | #cloud #hosting #infrastructure

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

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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Contabo VPS Features

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

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  No
DDOS Protection  Yes
Backups  Yes

Snapshots are available for free.

Control Panel  custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  12
Number of Datacenter Continents  4
Monitoring Charts  No

No chart.

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


  • Modern EPYC CPUs in all VDS servers.


  • Setup fee on all new instances.
  • Management UI has the minimum set of features.

Contabo Extra Services

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

Backups   Block storage Object storage   Load balancer Floating IP addresses
Team Management Managed databases Serverless DDoS protection   Kubernetes
GPU instances Private network

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each Contabo VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server from the moment it was ordered to the moment it accepted SSH connections.

See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.

Average Provisioning Time Min Provisioning Time Max Provisioning Time Number of VPS Samples
4454s 300s 28800s 7

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Cloud Storage Prices

For a comparison of storage features and prices from all providers, please check the Cloud Storage Prices page.

Storage Type Price / GB / month Description Restriction
Object 0.010€ S3-compatibility and built-in redundancy. No charges for data transfer and no long-term commitments.
Minimum 250GB. Sold in 250GB slices (2.49€ / 250GB).

Network Bandwidth Prices

These are the network bandwidth prices charged by Contabo for outbound transfers from VPS to the internet.

For a comparison of bandwidth prices from all providers, go to the Network Bandwitdh Prices page.

Description Price / GB
Pricing model: Allowance Then Throttled (the provider gives a free bandwidth allowance with each server. Bandwidth above the free allowance is throttled.)
Free allowance: 32 TB / month (for a 2 core 4GB instance or closest available)
Transfer pool: no
This provider does not charge for bandwidth.

Contabo Instance Types and Plans

How fast are Contabo servers:  Screen all Contabo VPS Plans

All Contabo instance types

Note: All VPS prices reported at VPSBenchmarks are for one month without any further commitment and before promotions. The IPv4 charge is added to the VPS monthly price in case the provider doesn't include it by default.

Plan Number of CPU cores RAM Storage Price
Cloud VDS
Instance Type:

Instantly deploy cloud virtual machines with dedicated RAM, CPU and 100% enterprise NVMe storage.

VDS S NVMe 3 24.0GB 180GB 42.99€ ($46.86)
VDS XL NVMe 8 64.0GB 480GB 102.99€ ($112.26)
Cloud VPS
Instance Type:

High quality virtual private servers at a value (featuring AMD EPYC™ 7282 processors, NVMeSSDs, and a truckload of RAM and traffic).

VPS S NVMe 4 8.0GB 50GB 5.99€ ($6.53)
VPS M NVMe 6 16.0GB 200GB 10.49€ ($11.43)
VPS L NVMe 8 30.0GB 200GB 17.49€ ($19.06)
VPS XL NVMe 9 60.0GB 400GB 31.49€ ($34.32)
Instance Type:

No description

VPS S SSD (Off rankings) 4 8.0GB 200GB 4.99€ ($5.44)
VPS M NVMe (Preview) (Off rankings) 6 16.0GB 100GB 8.99€ ($9.80)
VPS XL SSD 10 60.0GB 1600GB 31.49€ ($34.32)
VDS M NVMe 4 32.0GB 240GB 55.99€ ($61.03)
VDS M Singapore (Off rankings) 4 32.0GB 240GB 64.99€ ($70.84)
VDS L NVMe 6 48.0GB 360GB 79.99€ ($87.19)


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