Why I think Hetzner offers the best VPS server (not an affiliate)

I'm not affiliated with Hetzner in any way.

TL;DR: They just offer the best value and the cheapest VPS.

The Competition

There are a lot of well-known VPS providers out there, most notably DigitalOcean. This is the introductory pricing you will find with most of them:

DigitalOcean's pricing page

  • Price: 5$/m (+taxes)
  • RAM: 1GB
  • CPU Cores: 1
  • Disk Space: 25GB
  • Bandwith: 1TB (200 page views at 5MB per page load)
  • US based company (and privacy laws)

This isn't bad, but let's compare:


Hetzner's pricing page

  • Price: 2.9€/m (taxes are included)
  • RAM: 2GB
  • CPU Cores: 1
  • Disk Space: 20GB
  • Bandwith: 20TB (4000 pageviews at 5MB per page load)
  • EU based company (and privacy laws)

Almost half the price, and 20 times more bandwith (this is a lot more than enough for the vast majority of use cases). I think this pretty much concludes it. The admin interface is similarly minimalistic as DigitalOcean's one and offers many of the same features (Backups, Projects, etc.)

Dedicated Server

You might also want to consider using a dedicated server to reduce costs if you host more than a few projects. This blog post does a good job of making a case for dedicated servers and outlining how you can go about it.

Do you know any better hosts? Let me know in the comments.

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