Contabo Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 193 user review in 11 languages

Customer score for Contabo

  • Reliability
    8.9 / 10
  • Pricing
    9.3 / 10
  • User Friendly
    8.7 / 10
  • Support
    8.8 / 10
  • Features
    8.8 / 10

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Bett Nang
  • Reliability4
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly6
  • Support2
  • Features4

Trend carefully. They will terminate your account without warning or consent

Service used: VPS
These fellas terminated my VPS without warning or consent. A fully paid VPS for that matter. Lost all data. I must admit their price is very affordable but their servers up-time guarantee is waaay to low, 95%. Meaning every year ...Read More
Pavel C
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing8
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10

I recommend!

Service used: Dedicated Server - 10-Core
I'm satisfied. All is fine: hardware quality and technicians knowledge. There is only one thing I don't really like: so long time to receive the response by mail. But I believe it's because of me, I have to plan my work in advance...Read More
JP Hurley
United States
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support8
  • Features10

Ridiculously Good Value - Highly Recommend

Service used: VPS - S SSD
I currently have two VPS plans through Contabo and am continually amazed at how reliable & well-performing the servers run at this price range. I've tried over a dozen lower-cost VPS providers over the last 12-18 months and Co...Read More
Ly Xuan Chinh
Viet Nam
  • Reliability4
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly4
  • Support2
  • Features6

It terrible support!

Service used: VPS - 700
I've use contabo on 16.Oct.2018 with 1 month, after using i decide renew contabo service via paypal on 7th.Nov.2018, before a week deadline. Today 26.Nov.2018, i got an email about suspended my account with no renew reason. What's...Read More
Jozef Vojtas
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing8
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10

Review of dedicated server

Service used: Dedicated Server - Dual Xeon
---10 days of usage---
Don't buy any servers from this company.
1gb/s or 10gb/s ports will be after 10 days downgraded to 100Mb/s port even you paid 99 euro setup fee + 99 euro monthly for 10gb/s port.

And all of that just be...Read More
Its fine. Hardware is okey, support responds in 15 minutes min.
Gullu dad
Gullu dad
Yes ...we know contabo one the worst webhosting service, no manner how to talk with customers at least, I purchase VPS but get full VPS permission they blocked some main directories of Vhost config and they charging extra to unblock the directories.
Leonardo AP
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing8
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2

My experience in contabo

Service used: VPS - M SSD
good to get the service of contabo will find the following, if they do not believe make the test with the cheapest package of contabo since it is lost money.
Well at the end of paying the package of 8.99 euros I was activ...Read More
Dear Leonardo,

We are sorry to read your negative feedback about your experience with us. Nevertheless, we would like to take this opportunity to address the points you have mentioned in your review:

Regarding the technical ...Read More

Typical Contabo Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Shared Hosting AU$4.69 - AU$15.68 4 plans
VPS AU$6.26 - AU$42.35 7 plans
Dedicated Server AU$62.75 - AU$188.28 6 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from

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
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


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.  



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.



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.



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


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.


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
  • No Uptime Guarantee
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Contabo Prices, Plans & Features - 2018

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Number of Sites Price Score
50 GB Unlimited Unlimited AU$4.69 9.6
100 GB Unlimited Unlimited AU$7.83 10
250 GB Unlimited Unlimited AU$12.54 2.0
500 GB Unlimited Unlimited AU$15.68 10

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
300 GB 2 cores 4 GB AU$6.26 8.4
700 GB 4 cores 10 GB AU$12.54 9.2
1.4 TB 6 cores 20 GB AU$20.38 9.5
400 GB 6 cores 16 GB AU$14.11 9.1
800 GB 8 cores 30 GB AU$23.52 9.3
1.6 TB 10 cores 60 GB AU$42.35 9.9
200 GB 4 cores 8 GB AU$7.83 9.0

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
800 GB 4 x 2.40GHz 8 GB AU$62.75 8.9
1.95 TB 4 x 2.66GHz 12 GB AU$78.44 8.8
1.95 TB 6 x 3.20GHz 24 GB AU$109.82 8.9
2.93 TB 6 x 3.20GHz 64 GB AU$141.20 8.4
1.95 TB 2 x 2.10GHz 128 GB AU$172.58 9.6
2.93 TB 10 x 2.20GHz 256 GB AU$188.28 8.8
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Server Locations

Munich Nuremberg

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