Contabo Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 148 reviews in 11 languages
8.9
GREAT

Customer score for Contabo

  • Reliability
    8.9 / 10
  • Pricing
    9.3 / 10
  • User Friendly
    8.8 / 10
  • Support
    8.9 / 10
  • Features
    8.8 / 10

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ravi shyam
United Arab Emirates
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 2.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 2.0
2.0
NEW

Worst service and poor uptime

Service used: Shared - XL
Moved from InterServer
Please please please avoid contabo just the money eater company. I have Worst experience with contabo.

I am using contabo services after impressive advice and reviews of the user but i realized may be it was paid review.
I pur...Read More
Marko Soltész
Austria
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 8.0
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.6
NEW

Excellent support, very good price-to-value ratio

Service used: VPS - XL SSD
Moved from World4You
The support is really outstanding. Even at almost midnight I received a reply and when I called, someone picked up immediately. They replied within 20 minutes on average and were very helpful and nice.

I can only speak for my V...Read More
Julian van Beek
Netherlands
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10
NEW

Only positive things to say.

Service used: VPS - L
Moved from OVH.com
I can only say positive things about this hosting company, they are very supportive and most of the time their support even replies in 6 - 12 hours. Their packages are also very good for their price and I don't think they oversell...Read More
Konstantinos-Marios Papastamatis
Greece
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10
NEW

Contabo ?

Service used: VPS - L SSD
What can i say... First time to this company and i'm so excited ! Very quick setup , Instant support !

* I would like to have the option to add add-ons to my VPS directly and not after contact with support by email...
Darrell Reid Wilson
United States
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 10
6.8
NEW

Contabo Support

Service used: VPS - M
Moved from Hostwinds
Had this sever only a few months now and it is down. Sent in a support ticket thru e-mail as it is hosted in Germany and have had no response to my problem in an hour. My customers come first and Contabo support is not what I expe...Read More
John Doe
Netherlands
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 8.0
9.6
NEW

Good host

Service used: VPS - M SSD
The servers are great for their price. One thing I didn't like is their DDoS protection. It isn't as strong and "smart" as OVH's mitigation-system.
If your servers are often a target of DDoS attacks, I would go for OVH instead.
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Julian
Or you could do a bridge between a simple OVH VPS and a Contabo VPS :) But I think they will improve their DDoS-protection.
Marco Borla
Italy
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10
NEW

A (almost) perfect VPS service, great support, price, panel | Il provider VPS perfetto (quasi)

Service used: VPS - M SSD
No one host will be with 100 % up time but after almost a year I can tell Contabo is the perfect solution for me.

99% up time, fast reply by the email support, professional support (replies are always professional, in my experi...Read More
Mozheh Moazedian
Oman
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 8.0
  • Features 10
9.6
NEW

Best VPS so Far

Service used: VPS - XL SSD
We have a web hosting company. Reliability, stability and support is a main key factor to every successful business. I don't know about other reviews here. But we are happy with what we are receiving. Speed is good, support is goo...Read More
Adrian Mercieca
Malta
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 8.0
  • Support 10
  • Features 8.0
9.2

Phenomenal Service

Service used: VPS - M SSD
I subscribed to a Contabo VPS. For €8.99 p/month I got 12GB RAM, quad core, 300GB SSD - which is great value.
They commissioned it all for me in less than 20 minutes. Put Ubuntu server on it and I was up and running in less than 45 minutes - including my domain (which I registered through them).
Bradley King
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 8.0
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 4.0
  • Support 8.0
  • Features 6.0
7.2

Great Value Hosting

Service used: VPS - M SSD
Contabo provides great value hosting, for 8.99 euros a month I'm getting 4 cores at 2.1ghz, with 12GB ram and 300Gb of SSD based storage. This is brilliant value. Would definitely recommend.

Good:
Great Prices
Great Service
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Typical Contabo Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Shared Hosting $3.50 - $11.70 4 plans
VPS $8.19 - $31.61 6 plans
Dedicated Server $46.84 - $128.82 6 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from contabo.com

Contabo Expert Review 2018

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 - 2018

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Number of Sites Price
50 GB Unlimited Unlimited $3.50
100 GB Unlimited Unlimited $5.84
250 GB Unlimited Unlimited $9.36
500 GB Unlimited Unlimited $11.70

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price
500 GB 2 cores 6 GB $8.19
1000 GB 4 cores 14 GB $14.04
2 TB 6 cores 30 GB $23.41
300 GB 4 cores 12 GB $10.53
600 GB 6 cores 24 GB $17.56
1 TB 10 cores 50 GB $31.61

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price
800 GB 4 x 2.40GHz 8 GB $46.84
2 TB 4 x 2.66GHz 12 GB $58.55
2 TB 6 x 3.20GHz 24 GB $70.26
3 TB 6 x 3.20GHz 64 GB $93.69
2 TB 2 x 2.10GHz 128 GB $117.11
3 TB 10 x 2.20GHz 256 GB $128.82
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from Contabo
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Server Locations

Munich Nuremberg

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