Hetzner VPS Web Hosting Benchmark Results

Attempting to push my Hetzner CPX11 (2 cores, 2GB) VPS server to its limits. $5/month hosted in Ashburn, VA


  • Ubuntu 20.04
  • Nginx 1.20.1
  • PHP 8.1.2
  • MariaDB 10.6.5
  • Redis 5.0.7
  • WordPress 5.9.1

Running through the free Cloudflare plan. Individually optimized and tweaked Nginx, PHP, MariaDB, and Redis. Using Redis Object Cache and Autoptimize for further performance and optimization.



WordPress Hosting Benchmark Tool



Run on a blank WordPress site running GeneratePress.


Overall I am happy. It is hard to beat the performance you get for $5/month even if it requires a days work to get optimized.

Price/Performance is better than most main-stream VPS hosts and miles above a managed WordPress host like Servebolt. To get any cheaper requires scrounging around LowEndBox.

I am not paid or affiliated with Hetzner

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