The Basics

DigitalOcean
Website digitalocean.com
Headquarters United States of America 🇺🇸
Founded 2011
Data Center Locations 14
Example Customers Crisp, ScraperAPI, GHost, and CTO.ai
Hetzner
Website hetzner.com
Headquarters Germany 🇩🇪
Founded 1997
Data Center Locations 5
Example Customers Outdooractive, Bitdefender, Userlike, Whereby, Autodoc

Cost Comparison

How do DigitalOcean's prices compare against Hetzner?

Example configuration DigitalOcean Hetzner
VM Small $6.00 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GiB RAM (Basic) $4.78 / mo 1 vCPU, 2 GB RAM (CX11)
VM Medium $48.00 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GiB RAM (Basic) $17.14 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM (CPX31)
VM Large $168.00 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GiB RAM (CPU-Optimized) $61.15 / mo 8 vCPU, 32 GB RAM (CCX33)
Block Storage $10.00 / mo 100 GB $5.55 / mo 100 GB
Object Storage $20.00 / mo 1 TiB --
Load Balancer $12.00 / mo $6.80 / mo LB11
Managed PostgreSQL $60.00 / mo 2 vCPU, 4 GB RAM, 60 GB storage --
Managed Redis®* $15.00 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM --
Serverless 25M Executions $34.69 / mo 25M invocations, 512 MB RAM, 150 ms duration --
Free egress allowance 100 GB - 10 TB / mo per instance 20-60 TB / mo per instance
1 TB of egress beyond allowance $10.00 $1.07

Note: Our 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 DigitalOcean and Hetzner offer:

Service DigitalOcean 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 DigitalOcean was last updated on June 12, 2024, and for Hetzner on May 29, 2024.