Introduction to Hetzner Cloud

Hetzner Cloud is a well-known Internet hosting company and data center operator from Gunzenhausen, Germany. This article will help you to know more about Hetzner Cloud.


Hetzner Cloud is a well-known Internet hosting company and data center operator from Gunzenhausen, Germany. Hetzner Cloud helps customers to handle even their most resource-intensive projects with ease. Hetzner Cloud servers are located in their own state-of-the-art data centers with as little outsourcing as possible. In addition, Hetzner Cloud provides best-in-class performance with the help of Intel® Xeon® Gold processor, AMD EPYC second Generation, and speedy NVMe SSDs. 

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Hetzner Cloud offers services that are good to go in seconds with incredible performance. Hetzner Cloud is a paid cloud computing service, and the services of Hetzner start with a price of 2.96 €. With the help of Hetzner Cloud’s friendly interface, customers can create instances in the server almost instantly, like within 10 seconds.

Hetzner Cloud offers a friendly interface that helps customers manage and navigate the Cloud with ease and speed. In addition, this interface reduces the application loading time. The user-friendly, intuitive design of the Hetzner Cloud interface makes it a pleasure to use by customers for team projects. In 2020, Hetzner Cloud products won platinum at Service Provider Awards. With Hetzner Cloud, customers do not require any minimum contract period, and if they are using the Hetzner Cloud server only for less than a month, they can also pay the usage fee on an hour-basis. 

Introduction to Hetzner Cloud


Hetzner Cloud offers a flexible, scalable volume feature that can be used to expand the volumes of a cloud server by adding additional SSD-based storage. Customers can add up to 10TB and up to 16 volumes per cloud server, with Hetzner Cloud making it suitable to host memory-intensive applications. 


Features offered by Hetzner Cloud

Hetzner Cloud offers many features to their customers to ensure that the deployment and development of applications using their servers are easy and user-friendly. Some of the features provided by Hetzner Cloud are: 


Load Balancer:

The Load Balancer feature of Hetzner Cloud helps customers scale their applications quickly by automatically distributing traffic across your infrastructure. In addition, the Load Balancer feature allows the customer to handle common use-cases like creating an internet-facing entry point to route traffic into the Hetzner Cloud Networks or TLS termination with comfort.



The Networking feature of Hetzner Cloud helps the customer communicate with their servers via a private network by setting up complex network topologies. Hetzner Cloud servers are ideal for running a database server or a Kubernetes cluster that is not publicly reachable.



One of the latest features added to Hetzner Cloud servers is Firewall. The stateful firewalls offered by Hetzner Cloud helps customers secure their infrastructure at no additional cost easily. Customers can also define outbound and inbound rules to deny any unwanted traffic using this feature. In addition, once the Firewall feature is configured, customers can assign them to as many of their cloud servers as they like.



Hetzner Cloud offers highly available and reliable SSD storage as volumes for their cloud servers. Users can expand each Volume to up to 10 TB at any time and connect these extended volumes to their Hetzner cloud servers at the cost of 0.05 € / GB per month.

Introduction to Hetzner Cloud



Intel® Xeon® Gold and AMD EPYC second Generation processors, along with speedy NVMe SSDs, helps Hetzner Cloud customers to profit from high-performance hardware. In addition, customers can choose between network storage (Ceph or NVMe SSD RAID) and local storage. Hetzner Cloud customers can also benefit from their redundant 10 Gbit network connections.


API and Documentation: 

Hetzner Cloud offers a wide variety of features at customer’s fingertips to help them manage their cloud infrastructure. Hetzner Cloud also provides a CLI and a REST-API tool for developers. With programming examples and thorough documentation by the Hetzner team, it is easy to get started and ensures that customers get the most out of their instances.



With the snapshot feature, customers can make manual backups of their Hetzner Cloud servers. In addition, users can use their snapshots to restore their server to a saved image and use them to create a new cloud server or transfer images during a project. The snapshot feature offered by Hetzner Cloud costs 0.0119 €/GB per month.



Backups are copies of the servers that customers can make automatically to keep their data safe. The Hetzner Cloud’s backup feature helps customers to store up to 7 of these backups.



The Hetzner Cloud server includes 20 TB of traffic, ensuring that the customers have enough bandwidth for their projects, regardless of which Hetzner Cloud package they choose. But if the customer needs additional traffic, an extra of 1.19 € a month per TB will be charged.


DDoS Protection:

Hetzner will safeguard users Hetzner cloud servers using the sophisticated perimeter security technologies and latest hardware appliances, providing them with first-rate protection against large-scale DDoS attacks. Furthermore, the DDoS protection offered by Hetzner Cloud is free of charge.


Data Protection:

Hetzner Cloud offers GDPR compliance for their Cloud. Customers can create a Data Processing Agreement (DPA) online according to Article 28 of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).


Floating IPs:

Hetzner Cloud offers a feature that helps customers to assign floating IPs to fit their needs. Users can use these floating IPs on a redundant server or for a highly available server cluster. Hetzner Cloud charges 1.19 € a month for this service.


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