Contabo Review

Contabo

Features and Usability

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

Last updated on May 7 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 charts.

Admin REST API  No
Upgrade VPS from admin console  No
Mobile Friendly UI  No
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 a bit like it was designed around 2005.

Quality of Service 
  • The Contabo account with login and password is only created after the first VPS is created.
  • There is no option in the management console to destroy the VPS.
  • There is a setup fee for every new VPS (about equal to monthly VPS cost).

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 Ips
Teams Datastores Serverless Ddos Protection  

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
1200s 1200s 1200s 1

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Plan Specifications

URL https://contabo.com/?show=configurator&vserver_id=221
Price per month €4.99 ($5.54)
Discount for long 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 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.

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More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 32

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 for Contabo - S SSD. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Test Sysbench Test Remote Timing Test Endurance Test Network Transfers
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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 Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
May 07 2019 Web Sysbench 165ms 1566ms

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