Hetzner Review

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

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  Yes
DDOS Protection  Yes

https://www.hetzner.de/us/hosting/unternehmen/ddos-schutz

"DDoS protection will not cause costs or prices to increase and will be available to all customers. Our system will detect DDoS attacks at all times, and its ability to recognize them will continually improve. Once an attack is recognized, the dynamic DDoS protection tools will immediately go into action and will filter out the attack. Your traffic will usually not be affected by the DDoS protection system due to its dynamic method of mitigating attacks. "

Backups  No

Available for a fee (20% of plan cost).

Control Panel  Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  3
Number of Datacenter Continents  1
Monitoring Charts  Yes

CPU, Disk throughput, DIsk IOPS, Network Traffic, Network PPS

Admin REST API  Yes
Upgrade VPS from admin console  Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  No
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards, Paypal
Hidden CPU Model  Yes
Affiliate Program  No
Firewall  No

In VPSBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 
Quality of Service 

Hetzner Extra Services

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

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

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each Hetzner 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
32s 20s 50s 4

Admin UI Screenshots


Cloud Storage Prices

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

Storage Type Price / GB / month Restriction Description
Snapshots €0.010 These are manual backups and can be created at any time.
https://www.hetzner.com/cloud
Backups €0.025 €0.025 for CS instances. Prices vary depending on instance size. 20% of instance price.
Backups are automatically scheduled. Up to 7 backups can be stored.

https://www.hetzner.com/cloud
Block €0.040 10GB minimum Billed hourly
https://www.hetzner.com/cloud

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Plan Specifications

URL https://www.hetzner.com/cloud
Price per month €2.99 ($3.32)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
Surcharge
The on-demand price for this plan is €3.60/month, which is 20% more expensive than the monthly price.
The surcharge does not apply if the VPS is used for 30 days or more.
Disk GB 20
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 2.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 20000
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.

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

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 48

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

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for Hetzner - CX11. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the CX11 plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the CX11 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
Feb 25 2019 Web Sysbench 85ms 295ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.hetzner.com/cloud
Price per month €4.90 ($5.44)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 40
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 20000
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.

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

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 68

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
B B B B C
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for Hetzner - CX21. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Test Remote Timing Test Network Transfers Sysbench Test Endurance Test
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Performance trials run on the CX21 plan

This plan was tested 3 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the CX21 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
Jul 11 2019 Web Sysbench 75ms 173ms
Aug 09 2018 Web Sysbench 91ms 201ms
Mar 18 2018 Web Sysbench 79ms 187ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.hetzner.com/cloud
Price per month €8.90 ($9.88)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 80
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 8.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 20000
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.

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

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 64

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
B B C C C
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for Hetzner - CX31. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the CX31 plan

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the CX31 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
Oct 18 2018 Web Sysbench 75ms 153ms
Apr 29 2018 Web Sysbench 62ms 140ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.hetzner.com/cloud
Price per month €19.90 ($22.09)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
Surcharge
The on-demand price for this plan is €21.60/month, which is 8% more expensive than the monthly price.
The surcharge does not apply if the VPS is used for 30 days or more.
Disk GB 80
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 8.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 20000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated Yes

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: 77

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
A B B B B
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for Hetzner - CCX11. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the CCX11 plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the CCX11 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
Dec 14 2018 Web Sysbench 55ms 116ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.hetzner.com/cloud
Price per month €34.90 ($38.74)
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
Surcharge
The on-demand price for this plan is €43.20/month, which is 23% more expensive than the monthly price.
The surcharge does not apply if the VPS is used for 30 days or more.
Disk GB 160
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 16.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 20000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated Yes

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: 78

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

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for Hetzner - CCX21. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Test Remote Timing Test Network Transfers Sysbench Test Endurance Test
Review Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare Compare

Performance trials run on the CCX21 plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the CCX21 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
Apr 29 2019 Web Sysbench 67ms 140ms

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