So I thought I should write a review about this guys… Now that @Hetzner_OL joins our forums, I think it’s worth to… Right, Katie?
And yes, I am doing free advertisement!
Decided to launch an instance when Hetzner released their Cloud offers. I had a server with Clouvider and was getting a bit expensive to me. I mean, their service is rock solid, the dedicated server is definitely awesome and Dominik is a great guy, but we had to reduce our budgets. I have canceled several VM’s and Dedicated Servers actually.
First thing I migrated, was our Rocket.Chat instance, for their first 2GB RAM deal. Needless to say: It runs just great. Rocket.Chat isn’t that much IO / CPU intensive either, so it would probably run fine in any other provider, but the fact that I have two locations to choose from, makes me think of building something HA… That’ll be a project for a later time.
Yesterday I had an epiphany: I could migrate our cPanel server to one of their 32GB RAM instance. So I did. Migrated over 70GB in less than an hour, and impressively, the performance is very similar to the Dedicated Server I had. No idea how the hell they do it. I guess it must be their shiny NVMe storage that makes it superbly fast.
Third VPS created, a small API frontend / shoutcast servers, this is a server that’ll host other stuff.
To sum it up, I’m currently spending about 36 euros there, plus a cPanel license from buycpanel.com and couldn’t be happier.
Here’s my wishlist, for now:
Additional block storage <- I’ll need it. And while I can’t guess the price, I hope it’ll be something like 0.01EUR per GB, that’d be around 10EUR per TB, and it’s feasible IMHO, at least for my pocket;
Custom ISO upload;
Katie, this one is for you… Ask your guys to get netboot.xyz there ASAP!
One click installers, please, no docker! Or if you do it with docker, do it right;
That’s all for now. Granted that I have plenty more ideas, those I’ll share directly with Katie if she wants to
I hope you guys enjoyed this honest and short review. I’ve been a client for some years, had a Dedicated Server with them for a while, then migrated to Clouvider, now I’m back to Hetzner.
Both are excellent providers with superb performance / price ratio.
Let’s hope I won’t get too much addicted on Hetzner or I’ll end up spending more than I was…