The Basics

Hetzner
Website hetzner.com
Headquarters Germany 🇩🇪
Founded 1997
Data Center Locations 5
Example Customers Outdooractive, Bitdefender, Userlike, Whereby, Autodoc
Microsoft Azure
Website azure.microsoft.com
Headquarters United States of America 🇺🇸
Founded 2008
Data Center Locations 66
Example Customers General Motors, NHS, Fujitsu, NBA

Cost Comparison

How do Hetzner's prices compare against Microsoft Azure?

Example configuration Hetzner Microsoft Azure
VM Small $4.76 / mo 1 vCPU, 2 GB RAM (CX11) $7.49 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM (B1s)
VM Medium $17.09 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM (CPX31) $137.52 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM (A4v2)
VM Large $60.95 / mo 8 vCPU, 32 GB RAM (CCX33) $288.00 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GB RAM (A8v2)
Block Storage $5.53 / mo 100 GB $9.60 / mo 128 GiB
Object Storage -- $21.50 / mo 1 TB
Load Balancer $6.77 / mo LB11 $23.25 / mo Standard
Managed PostgreSQL -- $131.89 / mo 2 vCPU, 4 GiB RAM, 50 GB storage (Gen 5)
Managed Redis®* -- $39.60 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GiB RAM (Basic C1)
Serverless 25M Executions -- $29.80 / mo 25M invocations, 512 MB RAM, 150 ms duration
Free egress allowance 20-60 TB / mo per instance 100 GB / mo
1 TB of egress beyond allowance $1.07 $78.30

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 Hetzner and Microsoft Azure offer:

Service Hetzner Microsoft Azure
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 Hetzner was last updated on Feb. 29, 2024, and for Microsoft Azure on Feb. 10, 2024.