Spoiling Hetzner - A very small review


@Falzo – I think a surprisingly large number of our long-time customers feel the same way as you do. I’ll make sure to pass on your comments as well. --Katie


I really really despise your products jk.

( ordered another dedi)

@Falzo don’t get mad at me just like some better organized functionalities but in all honesty panel is more than enough. :slight_smile:

I do like invoices getting flagged as paid in a faster way ( after… Paying).


Paying through PayPal? Blame the IPN.

It’s far from instant.


haha, thanks. just checked and my first order was in 2010. feeling old now. :hushed:

maybe my comment above came across a bit harsh. I don’t dislike the cloud panel, I think it’s also a very good fit for those things and what one can and should do with it :wink:

just would not want to need to adopt to something new for the dedicated servers after a hard cut. the robot is unique and holds a lot of stuff in a quite logic/intuitive way (at least in my opinion).
it slowly grew to what it became today in an unobstrusive way and I guess that’s the best thing that could happen.


I agree, although I would appreciate an update on the Serverbidding page to include the CPU benchmark filter that you can find on server auction page outside the Robot.


What I would like on the serverbidding page is the ability to filter by total storage capacity as an option compared to the per drive capacity.


just a quick follow-up: got my invoice and it shows just the 10€ for each add-on SSD as expected. no setup fees or hidden costs :wink:

thanks again to hetzner for this cheap and easy addons, adds a lot of value to the auction boxes.


Hey guys,
In case you missed the news, we’re running a no-setup sale right now oun our GPU server:

--Katie, Marketing


As already reported over on LET, it seems that Hetzner dedicated servers now have unmetered 1 Gbps traffic!

All dedicated servers have a dedicated 1 Gbit uplink.

All dedicated servers have unlimited traffic.

Src: https://wiki.hetzner.de/index.php/Traffic/en

This is pretty cool. And is the next step for Hetzner’s plan to achieve world domination (come to the US pleeeeeease)




immediately begins torrenting all of the isos


Hetzner cloud servers are amazing, running a few (too many) now :slight_smile: But i do got a wishlist:

  • private networking would be awesome (and then true, not the kind where its still shared between all customers)
  • additional storage. That is really gone be useful. I don’t need more cores, just more storage :slight_smile:

But keep up the good work! those prices are unbeatable.


I’ve logged in to the Hetzner cloud panel and… surprise!

Final pricing looks to be 0.4€ / 10GB (VAT excl.)

Some fio benchs (I guess the infra is still pretty idle… but hey!):

Random write
$ sudo fio --name=randwrite --ioengine=libaio --iodepth=1 --rw=randwrite --bs=4k --direct=0 --size=512M --numjobs=4 --runtime=240 --group_reporting
randwrite: (g=0): rw=randwrite, bs=(R) 4096B-4096B, (W) 4096B-4096B, (T) 4096B-4096B, ioengine=libaio, iodepth=1
Starting 4 processes
randwrite: Laying out IO file (1 file / 512MiB)
randwrite: Laying out IO file (1 file / 512MiB)
randwrite: Laying out IO file (1 file / 512MiB)
randwrite: Laying out IO file (1 file / 512MiB)
Jobs: 2 (f=2): [_(1),w(2),_(1)][98.1%][r=0KiB/s,w=42.4MiB/s][r=0,w=10.9k IOPS][eta 00m:01s]
randwrite: (groupid=0, jobs=4): err= 0: pid=8449: Tue Oct 16 11:56:25 2018
  write: IOPS=10.2k, BW=39.9MiB/s (41.8MB/s)(2048MiB/51353msec)
    slat (usec): min=2, max=154195, avg=378.65, stdev=2961.65
    clat (nsec): min=796, max=14513k, avg=2655.53, stdev=56571.28
     lat (usec): min=3, max=154199, avg=382.63, stdev=2963.37
    clat percentiles (nsec):
     |  1.00th=[    812],  5.00th=[    820], 10.00th=[    836],
     | 20.00th=[    964], 30.00th=[   1064], 40.00th=[   1144],
     | 50.00th=[   1288], 60.00th=[   1528], 70.00th=[   1784],
     | 80.00th=[   2128], 90.00th=[   2352], 95.00th=[   2704],
     | 99.00th=[  10560], 99.50th=[  19840], 99.90th=[ 114176],
     | 99.95th=[ 346112], 99.99th=[1908736]
   bw (  KiB/s): min= 4608, max=107192, per=25.10%, avg=10249.36, stdev=12314.88, samples=404
   iops        : min= 1152, max=26798, avg=2562.22, stdev=3078.71, samples=404
  lat (nsec)   : 1000=26.40%
  lat (usec)   : 2=50.01%, 4=21.11%, 10=1.42%, 20=0.55%, 50=0.26%
  lat (usec)   : 100=0.12%, 250=0.05%, 500=0.02%, 750=0.01%, 1000=0.01%
  lat (msec)   : 2=0.01%, 4=0.01%, 10=0.01%, 20=0.01%
  cpu          : usr=0.92%, sys=2.69%, ctx=26864, majf=0, minf=41
  IO depths    : 1=100.0%, 2=0.0%, 4=0.0%, 8=0.0%, 16=0.0%, 32=0.0%, >=64=0.0%
     submit    : 0=0.0%, 4=100.0%, 8=0.0%, 16=0.0%, 32=0.0%, 64=0.0%, >=64=0.0%
     complete  : 0=0.0%, 4=100.0%, 8=0.0%, 16=0.0%, 32=0.0%, 64=0.0%, >=64=0.0%
     issued rwt: total=0,524288,0, short=0,0,0, dropped=0,0,0
     latency   : target=0, window=0, percentile=100.00%, depth=1

Run status group 0 (all jobs):
  WRITE: bw=39.9MiB/s (41.8MB/s), 39.9MiB/s-39.9MiB/s (41.8MB/s-41.8MB/s), io=2048MiB (2147MB), run=51353-51353msec

Disk stats (read/write):
  sdb: ios=0/380751, merge=0/1071, ticks=0/552988, in_queue=499972, util=72.80%
Random read
$ sudo fio --randrepeat=1 --ioengine=libaio --direct=1 --gtod_reduce=1 --name=test --filename=random_read_write.fio --bs=4k --iodepth=64 --size=4G --readwrite=randrw --rwmixread=75
test: (g=0): rw=randrw, bs=(R) 4096B-4096B, (W) 4096B-4096B, (T) 4096B-4096B, ioengine=libaio, iodepth=64
Starting 1 process
test: Laying out IO file (1 file / 4096MiB)
Jobs: 1 (f=1): [m(1)][100.0%][r=27.9MiB/s,w=9565KiB/s][r=7135,w=2391 IOPS][eta 00m:00s]
test: (groupid=0, jobs=1): err= 0: pid=11092: Tue Oct 16 11:58:39 2018
   read: IOPS=7389, BW=28.9MiB/s (30.3MB/s)(3070MiB/106362msec)
   bw (  KiB/s): min=24296, max=36008, per=100.00%, avg=29555.86, stdev=1490.00, samples=212
   iops        : min= 6074, max= 9002, avg=7388.94, stdev=372.50, samples=212
  write: IOPS=2469, BW=9878KiB/s (10.1MB/s)(1026MiB/106362msec)
   bw (  KiB/s): min= 8064, max=12432, per=100.00%, avg=9879.10, stdev=597.89, samples=212
   iops        : min= 2016, max= 3108, avg=2469.75, stdev=149.47, samples=212
  cpu          : usr=3.91%, sys=19.21%, ctx=791138, majf=0, minf=8
  IO depths    : 1=0.1%, 2=0.1%, 4=0.1%, 8=0.1%, 16=0.1%, 32=0.1%, >=64=100.0%
     submit    : 0=0.0%, 4=100.0%, 8=0.0%, 16=0.0%, 32=0.0%, 64=0.0%, >=64=0.0%
     complete  : 0=0.0%, 4=100.0%, 8=0.0%, 16=0.0%, 32=0.0%, 64=0.1%, >=64=0.0%
     issued rwt: total=785920,262656,0, short=0,0,0, dropped=0,0,0
     latency   : target=0, window=0, percentile=100.00%, depth=64

Run status group 0 (all jobs):
   READ: bw=28.9MiB/s (30.3MB/s), 28.9MiB/s-28.9MiB/s (30.3MB/s-30.3MB/s), io=3070MiB (3219MB), run=106362-106362msec
  WRITE: bw=9878KiB/s (10.1MB/s), 9878KiB/s-9878KiB/s (10.1MB/s-10.1MB/s), io=1026MiB (1076MB), run=106362-106362msec

Disk stats (read/write):
  sdb: ios=784372/262209, merge=0/21, ticks=6350860/395452, in_queue=6654816, util=99.98%


Thanks @sshd, you beat me to posting the good news! :grinning: --Katie, Marketing


Aw hellll yeeeeeaahhhhh


Hetzner is my home for servers in Europe, my experience with them is always incredible. Many professionals and reliable. I have my cloud since launch, it is powerful, cheap and stable.


@EHRA Thanks for the feedback! We love hearing back from our customers! --Katie


Hetzner released a new Storage Box:

That’s a crazy price for a 40TB server.


Damn! As usual, the setup fee is a bit of a bullet to bite, but it still works out at an incredible value.


I wonder if the setup fee is to truly to recover a cost or work slike a triage for clients worthiness.