Contabo In 2020: Overview of Their Prices & Features

An Award-Winning Host, but Still Reasonably Priced

Based in Germany, Contabo was formed in 2003 as Giga-International, specializing in hosting packages and dedicated servers. The company now has 5,000 servers in two data centers, in Munich and Nuremberg.

One of the first things I noticed about Contabo is that its website looks straight out of the 1990s. Don’t let that bother you, though, because it’s a reasonably priced European hosting provider and it’s pretty good at what it does.

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Contabo’s self-service tools allow you to open up an account and get started immediately, with your pick of shared, dedicated, or VPS hosting. It also offers colocation services and reasonably priced domain names.

Contabo isn’t shy about sharing news of some its awards, including “very good” ratings from the CHIP Hotline Test and wins at the German Data Center Awards 2017 and 2018.

So far, so good, right? Well, that depends. As always, it comes down to figuring out whether Contabo is the best website host for you, and that’s where this article comes in. Let’s dig in and see exactly what Contabo has to offer.

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PRICING

As a German company, all of Contabo’s prices are in euro. It’s pretty reasonable for what it includes, and the company also throws in free domain names—three of them for its top-tier shared hosting packages. In fact, it’s one of the cheapest I’ve seen for domain names, so it might be worth considering as a domain name provider even if you don’t go with it for website hosting.
How much does Contabo cost?
Contabo offers plans from $3 to $11. The price depends on which type of hosting plan you choose. You can see the updated pricing table (updated weekly) below.
Which Contabo plan should I get?
My recommendation is to start with a cheaper plan. You can always upgrade later on. Contabo can help you with the migration to a more expensive plan. The increase in visitors many times takes longer than expected and you shouldn’t pay a lot of money until the need arises.

Contabo VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name

Storage

Bandwidth

CPU

RAM

Price

VPS 300

300 GB

100 Mbit/s port
UNLIMITED Traffic

2 Cores

4 GB

€ 3.99

VPS 700

700 GB

100 Mbit/s port
UNLIMITED Traffic

4 Cores

10 GB

€ 7.99

VPS 1400

1400 GB

1000 Mbit/s port
UNLIMITED Traffic

6 Cores

20 GB

€ 12.99

VPS S SSD

200 GB

200 Mbit/s port
UNLIMITED Traffic

4 Cores

8 GB

€ 4.99

VPS M SSD

400 GB

400 Mbit/s port
UNLIMITED Traffic

6 Cores

16 GB

€ 8.99

VPS L SSD

800 GB

600 Mbit/s port
UNLIMITED Traffic

8 Cores

30 GB

€ 14.99

VPS XL SSD

1600 GB

1000 Mbit/s port
UNLIMITED Traffic

10 Cores

60 GB

€ 26.99

Contabo Virtual Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name

Storage

Bandwidth

CPU

RAM

Price

VDS S

180 GB

250 Mbit/s port Unlimited

3 Cores

24 GB

€ 36.99

VDS M

240 GB

500 Mbit/s port Unlimited

4 Cores

32 GB

€ 47.99

VDS L

360 GB

750 Mbit/s port Unlimited

6 Cores

48 GB

€ 68.99

VDS XL

480 GB

1000 Mbit/s port Unlimited

8 Cores

64 GB

€ 88.99

Contabo Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name

Storage

Bandwidth

CPU

RAM

Price

Core i7

2000 GB

100 Mbit/s port
UNLIMITED

Intel Core i7
(4 x 2.66 GHz)

12 GB

€ 49.99

6-Core

80 GB SSD,
2000 GB HDD

100 Mbit/s port
UNLIMITED

Intel Core i7
(6 x 3.20 GHz)

24GB

€ 69.99

Server X

256 GB SSD,
3000 GB HDD

100 Mbit/s port
UNLIMITED

Intel Core i7
3930K or 4930K
(6 x 3.20 GHz)

64 GB

€ 79.99

10-Core

Any combination of SSD/HDDs available

1 Gbit/s port
UNLIMITED

Intel Xeon
E5 2630v4
(10 x 2.20 GHz)

256 GB

€ 109.99

Dual 10-Core

Any combination of SSD/HDDs available

1 Gbit/s port
UNLIMITED

Intel Xeon
E5 2630v4
2 x (10 x 2.20 GHz)

256 GB

€ 149.99

 

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Speedy Ports

All of Contabo’s servers are connected to at least one 100-megabit port, with the option of 1-gigabit ports. The goal of these ports is to help your website keep up with traffic spikes and other unexpected periods of high resource usage.

The company also notes that the majority of its customers live in the UTC+/-1 timezone (which includes the United Kingdom and France). So when people visit your site from the United States, they’re typically outside of peak times and thus receive faster page load times.

Internet access:

Numerous different fiber carriers using at least two different fiber directions into the building

The Contabo data centers are currently connected to the Internet with 220 Gbit/s:
– CenturyLink: 70 Gbit/s
– Telia Carrier: 60 Gbit/s
– Versatel: 20 Gbit/s
– DE-CIX: 20 Gbit/s
– AMS-IX: 20 Gbit/s
– M-NET: 10 Gbit/s
– Colt: 10 Gbit/s
– Cogent: 10 Gbit/s

Owned Data Center

Contabo is notable for owning its own data centers instead of leasing servers from other companies.which will allow the company to continue growing as it increases its customer base. It also has qualified engineers on site 24/7, 365 days a year.

Location:

Munich – Germany
Nuremberg – Germany
St. Louis – USA

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