The better VPS - More for Less: Hetzner vs. DigitalOcean
DigitalOcean has a great offering -- a minimal, intuitive and easy UI and competitive prices. But few know Hetzner, which has not only a cheaper base tier and the same minimal and intuitive UI, but also more powerful servers for the same price. The only real disadvantage: They only offer servers based in Germany and Finland.
A comparison of their base tiers
|Company Location (GDPR and data privacy)||EU||US|
|Available Server locations||Europe||Around the world|
|Backups||+20% of price||+20% of price|
|Storage Expansion Option||yes||yes|
I want to point out a few things here:
- The Hetzner Server has better specs although it costs about half the DigitalOcean one.
- Hetzner includes 20 times more bandwith than DigitalOcean.
About One-Click Apps, I would argue that:
- If you can't install software on your server, chances are you will be unable to maintain it
- There are many resources online on installing almost anything on your server
So I think it's not a big deal that they don't offer them.
Based on the chart, I think it is obvious that I recommend using Hetzner. Use my link to get 20€ free server credit to start
Note: I've been using Hetzner for multiple months now and am very happy with them. I did not recommend them based on their affiliate payout. (DigitalOcean actually pays out more)