Contabo Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 99 reviews in 7 languages
9
SUPERB!

Customer score for Contabo

  • Reliability
    9.0 / 10
  • Pricing
    9.3 / 10
  • User Friendly
    8.8 / 10
  • Support
    9.1 / 10
  • Features
    9.0 / 10

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Andreas Schmidt
Switzerland
  • Reliability 8.0
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 8.0
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.2
NEW

Contabo is good

Service used: VPS
I'm really happy with contabo.
I have a VPS hosted by them and after the order, it was ready after a few minutes.
Until then, everything worked well. The VPS had no downtime or had problems at all.
And for that price is that a ...Read More
Daniel Varela
Uruguay
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 8.0
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.6
NEW

Excellent support and hosting providers

Service used: VPS
They support me and help me since for many years. We are very glad with yours service because from time to time they are upgrading my server for free and sometimes for less money. I think that Contabo is unique in the world for the resources that they provide.
DrMohamed Gamal
Egypt
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10
NEW

Super Amazing Hosting!

Service used: VPS
I've to say that , at the begining I was a primitive with VPS Servers
and was furstrated to use a vps and rated them as 6.2 before but now and in the future they should have rated 10 / 10
But with Contabo I've to say that , They...Read More
Peter E.
Germany
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10
NEW

Great customer support and unbeatable prices!

Service used: VPS
Contabo offers the best customer support you will find out there. They actually care about you and your problems and provide solutions. But keep in mind, their support is not available during night times in Germany, which is no pr...Read More
Mohamed Gamal
Egypt
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 10
6.8
NEW

Terrible Support

Service used: VPS
I transfered an existing domain to contabo , they told me that there's an error and the can't transfer the domain
I asked them to cancell the process and add another domain
I don't know why they takes 23 € as a orice of the doma...Read More
Contabo
Dear Sir,
Regarding your review, we would like to take the chance and briefly reply to your statement:
We explained to you via e-mail why the error occurred when we tried to transfer the domain to us for the first time. The pri...Read More
Manduul. B
Mongolia
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

These guys rock!

Service used: VPS
I have much to say, but I'll keep it as short as possible. You just can not get anything better anywhere else. I've had servers from Digital Ocean, Linode, MediaTemple. No one else can match the prices of Contabo.

I currently g...Read More
Simon Roper
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 8.0
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.2

used b4 & now back again

Service used: VPS
really fast vps, just come back to them from vpscheap what screwed me over big time.
The only downside to Contabo is the support is a little slow but they really do read and answer your question so it's not like you have to send ...Read More

Typical Contabo Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Shared Hosting $3.53 - $11.80 4 plans
VPS $8.26 - $31.88 6 plans
Dedicated Server $47.24 - $129.94 6 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from contabo.com

Contabo Expert Review 2017

Written by: Ilya Hazanov

Contabo Rating

  • Reliability
    8.5 / 10
  • Pricing
    9 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9 / 10
  • Support
    9 / 10
  • Features
    8 / 10
8.7
Rated by Ilya Hazanov

Great German Hosting since 2003

Contabo began back in 2003 under the name of Giga-International.  They started off as a small hosting company, but have really grown to be one of the larger and more respected hosting companies in Germany and all of Europe.  They expanded in 2009 with a new data center in Munich and again in 2014 they launched a second data center, this time in Nuremberg.

The company started out and continues to operate with the goal of always putting customers first.  They would rather have thousands of happy customers that stay with them for years than constantly be cycling through customers who come and go on a regular basis.  Overall this company is quite good and offers a variety of very attractive hosting options.

Uptime & Reliability

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8.5

Hosting Appears Quite Stable

This company is built with reliability in mind. They have quality hosting servers, great data centers, solid state drives and much more.  They don't seem to have an uptime guarantee, which is unfortunate, but I didn't find anyone complaining about downtime so that gives a good indication that the quality is high.

 

Features

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Lots to Choose From

There are a lot of hosting options to choose from when you choose to host with this company.  They have shared hosting, VPS solutions, game servers, full dedicated servers, colocation options and more.  Within each category of hosting they also offer a large number of different packages so you can be sure you're getting the power and other features you need at a price you can afford.

The shared hosting has generous amounts of disk space even at the lowest levels and the bandwidth is always unlimited.  They also include a free domain name with the purchase of a hosting package (two domain names if you get an upper level package). Move up to the VPS packages and you'll see that you get some very nice specs for very reasonable prices.  In fact, many people will want to consider a VPS over a shared just because the price is so nice.

Dedicated servers are reasonably priced considering what you get.  They seem to have the a great solution for low-end to high-end dedicated servers.  You can also get the gaming servers for any game you are interested in.  This is a great way to host a clan server or anything else you are interested in.

Support

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24/7 Tech Support

The tech support teams are based in Germany and they do a great job at helping address issues quickly.  They monitor the hardware and network connections so they can pinpoint issues before they actually cause outages and they are very responsive to user reports of problems.  They don't have too much for online documentation so you will rely on them to assist with trouble.

Pricing

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Low Prices at All Levels

The prices at all the levels are fairly low.  This seems to be a combination of generally wanting to keep the prices reasonable and the fact that they don't have the high end options available.  While this may sound like a bad thing at first, but really most people don't need the high end servers.  Keeping the server and package specs in the mid-range allows them to meet the needs of the vast majority of users while also keeping their prices low.

User Friendly

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Designed for Users

This company clearly puts their users first.  The website is very clean and easy to use, which makes it simple for people of any skill level.  They have the popular cPanel available for easier hosting and generally seem to put a focus on helping their users.  Getting in touch with sales or support is also very simple.

Summary

Great German Hosting

If you are looking for hosting in Germany, you have come to the right place.  They can meet the needs of just about anyone no matter what type of hosting they need.  The company has years of experience and throughout that time they have been dedicated to helping their users get the website hosting they need.

Pros:

  • Reasonable Prices
  • Quality Hardware
  • Customer Friendly
  • High-End Dedicated servers

Cons:

  • No Uptime Guarantee
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Contabo Prices, Plans & Features - 2017

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Number of Sites Price
M 50 GB Unlimited Unlimited $3.53
L 100 GB Unlimited Unlimited $5.89
XL 250 GB Unlimited Unlimited $9.44
XXL 500 GB Unlimited Unlimited $11.80

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price
M 500 GB 2 cores 6 GB $8.26
L 1000 GB 4 cores 14 GB $14.16
XL 2 TB 6 cores 30 GB $23.61
M SSD 300 GB 4 cores 12 GB $10.62
L SSD 600 GB 6 cores 24 GB $17.71
XL SSD 1 TB 10 cores 50 GB $31.88

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price
Quad 800 GB 4 x 2.40GHz 8 GB $47.24
Core i7 2 TB 4 x 2.66GHz 12 GB $59.05
6-Core 2 TB 6 x 3.20GHz 24 GB $70.87
X 3 TB 6 x 3.20GHz 64 GB $94.49
Dual Xeon 2 TB 2 x 2.10GHz 128 GB $118.12
10-Core 3 TB 10 x 2.20GHz 256 GB $129.94
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from Contabo
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Server Locations

Munich Nuremberg

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