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Why is everyone so obsessed with Hetzner?

nbnnbn Member
edited April 16 in Providers

Other than the server auction it doesn't seem to me like Hetzner is that great. They don't offer all that much better, or offer worse pricing compared to competitors on similar VPS, like buyvm.net. Also they don't have US VPS. Am I missing something?

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  • @nbn Compare them to other services in Europe. Yes BuyVM is in Lux and Francisco runs an excellent shop. But compare some of the others to Hetzner (and compare the others to BuyVM as well). Hetzner has 3 locations, a larger staff than a one man show. Hetzner delivers pretty solid reliability for provisioning and the network is pretty solid in Europe. A lot of people on LET use them and they don't have too many difficulties or worries. Many other places you wonder if they will run off with your money. So Hetzner is a safe bet or your money and your time - you won't waste either with them. As of today you can rent EPYC VPS on an hourly basis - many of the LET shops don't have that in Europe

    Nothing profound to say, so I'm on LET.

  • nbnnbn Member

    @Unbelievable said:
    @nbn Compare them to other services in Europe. Yes BuyVM is in Lux and Francisco runs an excellent shop. But compare some of the others to Hetzner (and compare the others to BuyVM as well). Hetzner has 3 locations, a larger staff than a one man show. Hetzner delivers pretty solid reliability for provisioning and the network is pretty solid in Europe. A lot of people on LET use them and they don't have too many difficulties or worries. Many other places you wonder if they will run off with your money. So Hetzner is a safe bet or your money and your time - you won't waste either with them. As of today you can rent EPYC VPS on an hourly basis - many of the LET shops don't have that in Europe

    Fair answer. Thanks. Just seemed like a disproportionate amount of comments on here were "get a hetzner" and I couldn't see what it really had over Francisco

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  • @nbn I use BuyVM in the US and find it excellent and just started running Windows on their Ryzen VPS yesterday - good stuff, very fair price.

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  • nbnnbn Member

    @Unbelievable said:
    @nbn I use BuyVM in the US and find it excellent and just started running Windows on their Ryzen VPS yesterday - good stuff, very fair price.

    I wasn't trying to make this into an ad for Francisco but I concur.

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  • NyrNyr Member

    nbn said: Thanks. Just seemed like a disproportionate amount of comments on here were "get a hetzner" and I couldn't see what it really had over Francisco

    • Better network
    • Always stocked
    • Not a one man show
    • More bang for the buck if you want a big VM

    They kind of target different markets. BuyVM has advantages too:

    • Free anycast
    • Smallest VM is cheaper
    • You can directly contact the boss if things go wrong
    • Law of the land approach (and land not being Germany is a huge advantage for foreigners)
  • jlayjlay Member
    edited April 16

    Hetzner gives cores away more freely, private networks are fast, and provisioning is always nearly instant. Volumes are pretty cheap too. That's why I use them so much and deal with ~150ms of latency

    If they moved to this side of the pond I'd spend so much more money with them

    BuyVM is just as good if not better, mainly except stock.

    The multi-CPU plans are a bit spendy, I'd like to see more flexible ratios between CPUs and memory. That complicates node scheduling and the business math so I understand.

    I just find that more noisy cluster-y things now benefit from say 50% of two fast cores than say 100% of one basically just as fast core. I had a Kubernetes cluster running for a while and etcd made pretty heavy use of the two pretty fast cores I had, with the API server work offloaded to other VMs

    It may require packing shared customers tighter so that dedicated users truly get dedicated use of at least a thread. There is a measurable performance penalty when allowed to bounce between cores, even with 100% free reign. Cache misses, context switches, added latency, and so on.

    This can be implemented with cpusets and libvirt partitions, but the ordering/provisioning systems have to be smarter and now you're basically in the cloud business

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  • CConnerCConner Member, Provider

    From my pov the majority of people go with them for their dedicated server offering. They are by far the cheapest provider on the market for the hardware and network that they offer.

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  • elflordelflord Member
    edited April 16

    I use Hetzner mainly because Europe is my main market, their price is right for EU, and their provisioning is near-instant. That said, I am using their vps offering, and not their dedicated servers.

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  • towntytownty Member

    I heard some good review about Herzner and want to try with them, but in the 1st step which is registering (still not buying anything), they disabled my account without a notice. Maybe it's their policy to manual review, but "no reply" style is some thing not good for big company. I still try contacting with them. We'll see about that.

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  • mca5701mca5701 Member

    Hetzner does hourly billing. It's very good if We just want to test something or do specific scenario. Very convenient without paying full month rent.

    Their private network also great & easy to configure. It's just work. Making it easy to test multi server scenario.

    The drawback is their support, that not always in quick response. Mostly they response within 2-4 hours or even 1 day. I'm from different timezone so time sync is a problem.

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  • v3ngv3ng Member

    Mostly they response within 2-4 hours

    Really..?!
    You use such a reasonable offer and complain about a response time of 2-4 hours?

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  • mca5701mca5701 Member

    @v3ng said:

    Mostly they response within 2-4 hours

    Really..?!
    You use such a reasonable offer and complain about a response time of 2-4 hours?

    I did not complaint. Just gave perspective of pro's and con's

  • thedpthedp Member

    Simply Hetznerific

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  • @mca5701 said:
    The drawback is their support, that not always in quick response. Mostly they response within 2-4 hours or even 1 day. I'm from different timezone so time sync is a problem.

    I take it that this is not hardware related? Because if it is a hardware issue, they do reply within 1 hour and with that price, I can't complain :) They still have solid network.

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  • mca5701mca5701 Member

    @jonesolutions said:

    @mca5701 said:
    The drawback is their support, that not always in quick response. Mostly they response within 2-4 hours or even 1 day. I'm from different timezone so time sync is a problem.

    I take it that this is not hardware related? Because if it is a hardware issue, they do reply within 1 hour and with that price, I can't complain :) They still have solid network.

    Yes You right. I never got problem with hardware. They have solid HW and network.

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  • ratherbak3dratherbak3d Member, Provider
    edited April 16

    Because Hetzner are epic.

    Price, hardware, network are just three reasons. I'd assume most of us are European users that probably don't really care about a USA location from them (Or at least that's my view)..

    As a customer looking for something in the USA, there are many Hetzner like options already available locally there.

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  • Hetzner_OLHetzner_OL Member, Provider, Top Provider

    @mca5701 - For non-hardware and non-network/DC-related issues, our support teams work normal business hours here in Germany. We have their office hours posted here: https://www.hetzner.com/support-center (Scroll down to "Telephone support hours".)
    However, we man our DCs 24/7/365 including on holidays; so if you, for example, need a hardware check, our DC support teams will usually be able to respond quickly. Our goal is to respond within 4 hours, but in reality, it's usually much quicker.
    With non-DC support staff, our goal is to respond within 4 business hours in Central European time.
    @townty - Our very low prices unfortunately attract people who want to abuse our servers. That's why we have to be very careful. Our servers are powerful machines, and in the wrong hands, they have the potential to do damage. We have a responsibility to protect other people on the internet, and we take this responsibility seriously. Sure, if we were less strict about accepting new accounts, we could make more money. But that is less important to us than being responsible. In addition, having a good reputation as a provider is important for our customers, so that they don't face issues themselves. I hope you can understand. --Katie

    We (Katie and Helena) will do our best to answer your Hetzner questions and pass on your feedback. Hetzner Online's not liable for any corny jokes that we make. (https://www.hetzner.com)

  • LTnigerLTniger Member

    Hetz is a new black. Once risen, inevitably will fall. In the mean time, let's feast! It's a prem provider.

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  • Hetzner_OLHetzner_OL Member, Provider, Top Provider

    @nbn There's probably one or two companies or products that you're mildly obsessed with, too. I think everyone's got a few. I think it just depends which products help to make your life just a little bit easier, enjoyable, or more exciting. And, of course, that's going to change a lot from person to person. Right now, for example, I'm a big fan of the fruit and veg delivery service that I use. It feels like getting a healthy care package each week, and my home office lunches are much better for it. My brother doesn't get it, though, but then again, unlike me, he's never liked broccoli...
    For our fans, I'm guessing that there are a few small things that we do that just make us stand out from the others. It's always nice to learn what those small things are, so thanks if you shared them here! :D --Katie

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  • RedSoxRedSox Member

    Funny thing, so rich and big company still has no Looking Glass!

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  • Their VPS and servers and are top-end, but this will not make up for the fact that in order to become part of the Hetzner family you need to go through all stages of pain and humiliation and even when you become a part of their family you still go through the pain and humilation:
    1. You need to proof that you're a human being and have 2 legs and 2 hands
    2. You need to proof that your ID is yours
    3. Even if you're a human being and your ID is yours they can just easily reject you or ban
    4. If you forget to disable VPN and your kid just download something using torrents, you will be kicked from the Hetzner family
    5. Even if you're doing everything good and nice you can be kicked from the family and they even don't have to explain why (read their TOS).
    In other words, they look at you as a lord looks at his serfs

    While you guys support (especially support by money) this attitude to you nothing will change. Yeah, Hetzner is a top provider, cuz they give you really nice servers for nice money, but those 5 points... If they only change it...
    As for me, I have 3 VPSes from 2 top providers, no one asked me about proofing I'm a human being or proofing my ID (even thou I always put there my ID cuz if you even forgot your password or someone steals your password you need to give your ID to regain access) and they're always in touch. I open a ticket and after 5-10 minutes they repsond. If I'm not satisfied with something, they give me options. I'm sure that their VPSes are a little bid worse than Hetzners, but their attitude is on top and that's why I will never leavy them for Hetzner. Moreover, I believe that we should support small business, small prodivers. Don't be angry, I just expressed my opinion.

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  • debaserdebaser Member
    edited April 16

    Broscience said: Their VPS and servers and are top-end, but this will not make up for the fact that in order to become part of the Hetzner family you need to go through all stages of pain and humiliation and even when you become a part of their family you still go through the pain and humilation:

    Never noticed this, not for my own account (which is a good 12 years old) but not for a recently created account for a friend of mine either. Account was created within 2 minutes, the VPS was live within 5 minutes...

    So there's probably something else going on. Registered with fake information or through a VPN?

    As for point 4 and 5: you shouldn't abuse their services. Simple. I'd rather go for any provider who has this kind of terms than any provider that turns a blind eye to abuse.

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  • YmpkerYmpker Member
    edited April 16

    @Broscience said:
    Their VPS and servers and are top-end, but this will not make up for the fact that in order to become part of the Hetzner family you need to go through all stages of pain and humiliation and even when you become a part of their family you still go through the pain and humilation:
    1. You need to proof that you're a human being and have 2 legs and 2 hands
    2. You need to proof that your ID is yours
    3. Even if you're a human being and your ID is yours they can just easily reject you or ban
    4. If you forget to disable VPN and your kid just download something using torrents, you will be kicked from the Hetzner family
    5. Even if you're doing everything good and nice you can be kicked from the family and they even don't have to explain why (read their TOS).
    In other words, they look at you as a lord looks at his serfs

    While you guys support (especially support by money) this attitude to you nothing will change. Yeah, Hetzner is a top provider, cuz they give you really nice servers for nice money, but those 5 points... If they only change it...
    As for me, I have 3 VPSes from 2 top providers, no one asked me about proofing I'm a human being or proofing my ID (even thou I always put there my ID cuz if you even forgot your password or someone steals your password you need to give your ID to regain access) and they're always in touch. I open a ticket and after 5-10 minutes they repsond. If I'm not satisfied with something, they give me options. I'm sure that their VPSes are a little bid worse than Hetzners, but their attitude is on top and that's why I will never leavy them for Hetzner. Moreover, I believe that we should support small business, small prodivers. Don't be angry, I just expressed my opinion.

    So, they are taking steps to prevent abuse. Nice! You know, you don't have to use them OP. And if your "kid" gets access to your Hetzner and dls smth you definitely are responsible.

  • SkuraSkura Member

    @Hetzner_OL We need you At the middle east :)

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  • thedpthedp Member

    @Skura said:
    @Hetzner_OL We need you At the middle east :)

    They can serve you from the EU 🤣

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  • SkuraSkura Member

    @thedp said:

    @Skura said:
    @Hetzner_OL We need you At the middle east :)

    They can serve you from the EU 🤣

    :'(

  • pbxpbx Member

    jlay said: That's why I use them so much and deal with ~150ms of latency

    That's something I have been curious about: how is Hetzner for US users? The network is good enough?

    ratherbak3d said: As a customer looking for something in the USA, there are many Hetzner like options already available locally there.

    Which ones would you recommend (no one man show - no WHMCS + Solus crap - decent network)?

  • AC_FanAC_Fan Member

    @pbx said:

    jlay said: That's why I use them so much and deal with ~150ms of latency

    That's something I have been curious about: how is Hetzner for US users? The network is good enough?

    ratherbak3d said: As a customer looking for something in the USA, there are many Hetzner like options already available locally there.

    Which ones would you recommend (no one man show - no WHMCS + Solus crap - decent network)?

    Regarding the second part: OVH (in BHS), VirMach, RamNode, HostHatch, SmartHost, ReliableSite, Hivelocity, QuadraNet, AnyNode and QuickPacket. Apologies if I missed anybody.

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  • pbxpbx Member

    @AC_Fan thanks. While OVH in BHS is a big player and offers great bang for the buck, VirMach is CC-only and it's hard to trust them in the long term (I could be wrong on that!). HostHatch and SmartHost seem to be quite small, maybe not one man show but not too far from it, isn't it?

    RamNode is great but not so cheap these days. Gonna check the other ones to see if they have some interesting offers but some of them seem to be in the not-so-cheap side of things (probably well worth it, though, but not comparable to Hetzner/Netcup/OVH and similar providers).

  • FalzoFalzo Member

    simple. cheap. reliable. most bang for the buck in most (european) use cases.
    they put hurdles against possible abuse? good, makes me even more want them, even if that means some false positives bite the dust.

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  • AC_FanAC_Fan Member

    @pbx said:
    @AC_Fan thanks. While OVH in BHS is a big player and offers great bang for the buck, VirMach is CC-only and it's hard to trust them in the long term (I could be wrong on that!). HostHatch and SmartHost seem to be quite small, maybe not one man show but not too far from it, isn't it?

    RamNode is great but not so cheap these days. Gonna check the other ones to see if they have some interesting offers but some of them seem to be in the not-so-cheap side of things (probably well worth it, though, but not comparable to Hetzner/Netcup/OVH and similar providers).

    VirMach's normal offering is very sustainable, so I wouldn't worry too much. They might be small, but HH and SmartHost, along with ReliableSite, cover most of the important locations in the US, I feel. OVH is present in the US, but the network is very... interesting. Besides the ones I listed, you have BuyVM, FreeRangeCloud, NFOServers, GTHost, WebNX, Nocix/Dedispec, IOFlood too, and probably some others.

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  • LeeLee Member
    edited April 16

    I'm not obsessed with Hetzner. Does anyone know where I can get a tattoo of their logo though?

  • jlayjlay Member

    @pbx said:

    jlay said: That's why I use them so much and deal with ~150ms of latency

    That's something I have been curious about: how is Hetzner for US users? The network is good enough?

    It's reliable enough for me, but I top out at about 100mbit throughput long-haul.

    Pulling big files from Germany to the states where I am takes a little big longer, but no serious complaints

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  • jarjar Provider
    edited April 16

    nbn said: They don't offer all that much better, or offer worse pricing compared to competitors on similar VPS

    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Octa-Core
    128G RAM
    2x 1TB NVMe
    2x 1.92TB SSD
    €123/m

    Their dedicated servers are where it's at.

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  • BuyVM has some location restrictions where they don't allow people to buy there products from some countries. BuyShared rejected my order because i'm from Sri Lanka

  • LeeLee Member

    sweatbar said: BuyVM has some location restrictions where they don't allow people to buy there products from some countries. BuyShared rejected my order because i'm from Sri Lanka

    Cool story, anything else you wanted to get off your chest? No, good.

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  • mca5701mca5701 Member

    @Hetzner_OL said:
    @mca5701 - For non-hardware and non-network/DC-related issues, our support teams work normal business hours here in Germany. We have their office hours posted here: https://www.hetzner.com/support-center (Scroll down to "Telephone support hours".)
    However, we man our DCs 24/7/365 including on holidays; so if you, for example, need a hardware check, our DC support teams will usually be able to respond quickly. Our goal is to respond within 4 hours, but in reality, it's usually much quicker.
    With non-DC support staff, our goal is to respond within 4 business hours in Central European time.
    @townty - Our very low prices unfortunately attract people who want to abuse our servers. That's why we have to be very careful. Our servers are powerful machines, and in the wrong hands, they have the potential to do damage. We have a responsibility to protect other people on the internet, and we take this responsibility seriously. Sure, if we were less strict about accepting new accounts, we could make more money. But that is less important to us than being responsible. In addition, having a good reputation as a provider is important for our customers, so that they don't face issues themselves. I hope you can understand. --Katie

    Understood. It would be great If Support can reply on the same day as long as the ticket landed in the inbox before lunch time on working day :smile:

  • @sweatbar said:
    BuyVM has some location restrictions where they don't allow people to buy there products from some countries. BuyShared rejected my order because i'm from Sri Lanka

    They have the right to do so. So, better just move on :)

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  • Hetzner_OLHetzner_OL Member, Provider, Top Provider

    Lee said: I'm not obsessed with Hetzner. Does anyone know where I can get a tattoo of their logo though?

    Hahaha, well, all kidding aside, our logos are available here. (Scroll down almost to the bottom.) I can't help you with the tattoo itself, though. ;)

    While I was wasting time the other day, I came across this odd video on tattoos and Jeff Goldblum.
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  • Hetzner_OLHetzner_OL Member, Provider, Top Provider
    edited April 17

    mca5701 said: Understood. It would be great If Support can reply on the same day as long as the ticket landed in the inbox before lunch time on working day :smile:

    Was this something that recently happened? If yes, please know that we have not been operating with our full staff over the last few weeks. We're doing our best.

    Or was it a one-time event in the past..? I know occasionally there are tickets that might take a bit longer to answer because they require a bit of investigation or communication between team members. Sometimes our team members are not as good as they could be about responding quickly to these kinds of tickets to write something like, "I don't have an immediate answer to this ticket, but I will work on it. It may take a bit longer, though. Hopefully I'll have an answer for you by X." This is something that we need to improve on.

    Or was it something else..? Just curious ;) --Katie

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  • mca5701mca5701 Member

    @Hetzner_OL said:

    mca5701 said: Understood. It would be great If Support can reply on the same day as long as the ticket landed in the inbox before lunch time on working day :smile:

    Was this something that recently happened? If yes, please know that we have not been operating with our full staff over the last few weeks. We're doing our best.

    Or was it a one-time event in the past..? I know occasionally there are tickets that might take a bit longer to answer because they require a bit of investigation or communication between team members. Sometimes our team members are not as good as they could be about responding quickly to these kinds of tickets to write something like, "I don't have an immediate answer to this ticket, but I will work on it. It may take a bit longer, though. Hopefully I'll have an answer for you by ." This is something that we need to improve on.

    Or was it something else..? Just curious ;) --Katie

    It happened and resolved in the middle of last month.
    Yes, It will be good to keep posted on the situation even-though support does not have immediate answer. So if 8 hours has passed and still progressing, send update that You are working on it. That keeping our expectation and certainty.

  • Hetzner_OLHetzner_OL Member, Provider, Top Provider

    Hi @Broscience - Points 1-3: I know that our new account verification policies are not very popular, particularly the part about the ID. They really are not meant to be inconvenient, hurtful, or insulting. The truth of the matter is that it's difficult to know who to trust online for any business. Accepting any new customer always carries some risk with it. We're just trying to minimize it as much as we can. The people who make fake accounts can be very creative and wily. So we have to be careful.
    Point 3, specifically: There will always be some false-positives in our system. It's unfortunate when this happens, but we would rather be safe.
    Point 4: You're responsible for preventing abuse on your server, period, regardless of whether the abuse is from your kid or your end customers.
    Point 5: I am not saying you're wrong; that is in our TOS. But we usually tell people why their accounts have been suspended. The most common exception is if a new account appears to be fake. We don't tell customers why their account looks fake because it makes it easier for spammers and scammers to fake accounts in the future. What often happens with disabled accounts is that customers don't notice they have received emails from our team in an inbox that they don't usually check, or that may have been sent to their spam folder. These are usually related to abuse or late payments.
    We understand that these policies may mean that customers will go to other providers. We're okay with that. (I'm not angry. It's always good to have feedback.) --Katie

    We (Katie and Helena) will do our best to answer your Hetzner questions and pass on your feedback. Hetzner Online's not liable for any corny jokes that we make. (https://www.hetzner.com)

  • Hetzner_OLHetzner_OL Member, Provider, Top Provider

    @Skura said:
    @Hetzner_OL We need you At the middle east :)

    Thanks for the feedback. It's great to know that we have fans in the Middle East. I'll pass that onto my coworker who's responsible for business development. I'm always bugging him about what options he's considering for future locations, but he's pretty tight-lipped, even with me. ;) Of course, if we have firm information on a possible new location, we'll post it here. --Katie

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  • @Hetzner_OL We need you At the middle east :)

    Thanks for the feedback. It's great to know that we have fans in the Middle East. I'll pass that onto my coworker who's responsible for business development. I'm always bugging him about what options he's considering for future locations, but he's pretty tight-lipped, even with me. ;) Of course, if we have firm information on a possible new location, we'll post it here. --Katie

    Just don't forget USA and Asia :)

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  • eva2000eva2000 Member
    edited April 17

    @nbn said:
    Other than the server auction it doesn't seem to me like Hetzner is that great. They don't offer all that much better, or offer worse pricing compared to competitors on similar VPS, like buyvm.net. Also they don't have US VPS. Am I missing something?

    Pricing alone isn't why. It's their performance to price ratio being much higher if you geographical hosting requirements are met.

    From my 13 way VPS comparison benchmarks for Upcloud, DigitalOcean, Linode, Vultr and Hetzner at https://community.centminmod.com/threads/13-way-vps-server-benchmark-comparison-tests-upcloud-vs-digitalocean-vs-linode-vs-vultr-vs-hetzner.17742/ you can see while performance wasn't the fastest for Hetzner, their performance to price ratio was up there.

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  • hanzenhanzen Member
    edited April 17

    I just created my Hetzner Account at last and you know what it is Their Hobby to Scare their Customers Away and Waste their Time! When I Registered Successfully I received a mail saying that I have a Debt. Wow! So, they are Thieves as well! I have never registered or used or bought their services before and they say that We are Disabling your Account because you have a Pending Invoice. They really do not want to deal with New Customers so fine, I do not want to deal with Theives. This was the Worst Experience of my Life!

  • seriesnseriesn Member, Top Provider

    @hanzen said:
    This was the Worst Experience of my Life!

    People are dying and losing jobs and family members. I guess you haven't lived long enough yet.

  • AC_FanAC_Fan Member

    @eva2000 said:

    @nbn said:
    Other than the server auction it doesn't seem to me like Hetzner is that great. They don't offer all that much better, or offer worse pricing compared to competitors on similar VPS, like buyvm.net. Also they don't have US VPS. Am I missing something?

    Pricing alone isn't why. It's their performance to price ratio being much higher if you geographical hosting requirements are met.

    From my 13 way VPS comparison benchmarks for Upcloud, DigitalOcean, Linode, Vultr and Hetzner at https://community.centminmod.com/threads/13-way-vps-server-benchmark-comparison-tests-upcloud-vs-digitalocean-vs-linode-vs-vultr-vs-hetzner.17742/ you can see while performance wasn't the fastest for Hetzner, their performance to price ratio was up there.

    If you consider the new Epyc based VMs, they might come near the top in performance as well.

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