The Basics

Alibaba Cloud
Website www.alibabacloud.com
Headquarters Singapore 🇸🇬
Founded 2009
Data Center Locations 30
Example Customers Taobao, Henkel, Hang Seng Bank, Tiger Brokers
Hetzner
Website hetzner.com
Headquarters Germany 🇩🇪
Founded 1997
Data Center Locations 5
Example Customers Outdooractive, Bitdefender, Userlike, Whereby, Autodoc

Cost Comparison

How do Alibaba Cloud's prices compare against Hetzner?

Example configuration Alibaba Cloud Hetzner
VM Small $15.21 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GiB RAM (ecs.xn4.small) $4.77 / mo 1 vCPU, 2 GB RAM (CX11)
VM Medium $89.79 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GiB RAM (ecs.c7.xlarge) $17.12 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM (CPX31)
VM Large $170.49 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GiB RAM (ecs.c7.2xlarge) $61.08 / mo 8 vCPU, 32 GB RAM (CCX33)
Block Storage $11.20 / mo 100 GB (Enhanced SSD PL0) $5.54 / mo 100 GB
Object Storage $43.84 / mo 1 TB, 250 GB reads, 100 GB writes --
Load Balancer $16.56 / mo Small I (slb.s1.small) $6.79 / mo LB11
Managed PostgreSQL $114.92 / mo 2 vCPU, 8 GB RAM (general-purpose) --
Managed Redis®* $43.09 / mo 1 GB Performance-enhanced (HA) --
Free egress allowance 10 GB / mo 20-60 TB / mo per instance
1 TB of egress beyond allowance $74.00 $0.074 / GB $1.07

Note: These pricing examples are based on several assumptions. Your actual costs may differ. Always check the cloud provider's website for the most up-to-date pricing.

Which services do they offer?

Here are some of the managed services that Alibaba Cloud and Hetzner offer:

Service Alibaba Cloud Hetzner
Block Storage
Content Delivery Network (CDN) --
Container Registry --
GPU-powered Servers --
Load Balancer
Managed Containers --
Managed Kubernetes --
Managed MySQL --
Managed PostgreSQL --
Managed Redis®* --
Object Storage --
Serverless Cron Jobs --
Serverless Functions --
Static Sites --
Virtual Private Server (VPS) --

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Our data for Alibaba Cloud was last updated on Feb. 14, 2024, and for Hetzner on Feb. 29, 2024.