Hetzner VPS Review


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Hetzner was founded in 1997.
It is headquartered in Germany.
It offers Web, Dedicated and VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • United States

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Hetzner VPS Features

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

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  Yes


"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  4
Number of Datacenter Continents  2
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
Reverse DNS  Yes
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards, Paypal
Hidden CPU Model  Yes
Affiliate Program  No
IPv6 support  Yes
Firewall  Yes
Shelving  No
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Pros and Cons


  • Choice of local or network storage.
  • Choice of dedicated CPU resources.

Hetzner Extra Services

In addition to features included in VPS plans, Hetzner 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 Hetzner 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
20s 12s 25s 4

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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
Backups 0.025€ 20% of instance price.
Backups are automatically scheduled. Up to 7 backups can be stored.

Around €0.025 for CS instances. Prices vary depending on instance size.
Block 0.048€ Billed hourly. SSD based.
10GB minimum
Snapshots 0.012€ These are manual backups and can be created at any time.

Network Bandwidth Prices

These are the network bandwidth prices charged by Hetzner 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 Charged (the provider gives a free bandwidth allowance with each server. Bandwidth above the free allowance is charged by the provider.)
Free allowance: 20 TB / month (for a 2 core 4GB instance or closest available)
Transfer pool: no

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Hetzner Instance Types and Plans

How fast are Hetzner servers:  Screen all Hetzner VPS Plans

All Hetzner 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
Instance Type:

Unbeatable value for money - optimized to scale. For individual applications, distributed systems, dynamic clusters or development environments.
20GB storage per core or more.

CX11 1 2.0GB 20GB 3.79€ ($4.13)
CX21 2 4.0GB 40GB 5.35€ ($5.83)
CX31 2 8.0GB 80GB 9.70€ ($10.57)
Instance Type:

Maximum performance with dedicated vCPUs. Ideal for CPU intensive applications like highly frequented web servers, video encoding, machine learning or research calculations.

CCX11 2 8.0GB 80GB 21.85€ ($23.82)
CCX12 2 8.0GB 80GB 21.85€ ($23.82)
CCX21 4 16.0GB 160GB 38.40€ ($41.86)
Instance Type:

Unbeatable value for money - optimized to scale. For individual applications, distributed systems, dynamic clusters or development environments.
20GB storage per core or more.

CPX21 3 4.0GB 80GB 7.55€ ($8.23)
CPX31 4 8.0GB 160GB 13.60€ ($14.82)


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