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Pricing Range

Shared Hosting AU$6.26 - AU$28.71
VPS AU$14.42 - AU$64.02
Dedicated Server AU$62.58 - AU$519.84

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Anna Janston

Pinned Review

Anna Janston,
I wanted to start my own blog so I got an account created with STRATO. I couldn't figure out how to make it all work and get my site started because it seemed to confusing. I contacted their technic...Read Moreal support and they basically did everything for me. I was really happy that they got me up and running so quickly. I've been with them almost a year now and haven't had any further issues.Less
Jochen Vogel
Jochen Vogel from Germany,

***Absolute Katastrophe****

Hardwareüberbuchung, völlig übertrieben.

Extrem häufige Ausfälle. Spekulieren mal das übergehend billige Hardware eingesetzt wird

Sehr träger Support.
Salahaldin Farzin
Salahaldin Farzin from Germany,

Terrible experience

Don't be fooled by the low prices at first, I bought a VPS for a monthly payment but after almost 1 month my server got down for 5 hours without any notice beforehand and after contacting support, they only speak in German and was...Read Moren't helpful and I had to request for cancelation but they did the cancelation after 1 more time charge my account although I didn't use that VPS after that time.
I had an uptime robot to check downtime in that month the server got down for 4 to 5 times long hours.
Lina Sabbagh

Kein zuverlässiges Hosting für Unternehmen

Wenn Sie ein Hobbyist sind, der nach Spaß sucht, dann ist Strato-Hosting perfekt. Aber wenn Sie ein Geschäft haben und es ernst nehmen, dann NEIN, Strato ist nicht der richtige Ort. Leider habe ich einen großen Fehler gemacht, als...Read More ich meine eStore-Website auf ihren Server verschoben habe, und jetzt zahle ich einen enormen Preis. Die Details sind eine endlose Liste, von der Domain-Verschiebung bis zur Subdomain-Verwendung und kürzlich Bestellung von SSL-Zertifikaten für Unternehmen, die zur Schließung der Website geführt haben bis eine blöde Verifizierung erfolgt, bis jetzt sind es drei Tage und wir wissen nicht wie lange unser Geschäft ruht!!!
Außerdem keine Antworten auf E-Mails, es sei denn, Sie schließen einen kostenpflichtigen Servicevertrag für 120 Euro pro Jahr ab. Ich weiß wirklich nicht, wie sie hohe Bewertungen bei Google bekommen!!!
Detlev Verhufen
Detlev Verhufen from Germany,

Absolut nicht zu empfehlen !

Absolut nicht zu empfehlen ! Unfreundlich und kündigen einfach Verträge innerhalb 14 Tage und alle Daten / Emails ect sind dann weg. Der Kundenservice ist absolut inkompetent und benutzt nur Standardantworten aber passieren tut NI...Read MoreX !!! Zudem sind sie für die Leistung viel zu teuer und man kann besser bei "Wix" eine Homepage erstellen als bei Strato das 3fache zu bezahlen und unfreundlich behandelt zu werden !Less
Michael Stolzenberger
Michael Stolzenberger from Germany,

Service absolut unterirdisch. Die rechte Hand weiß nicht was die Linke macht

Für einen Authcode über 2 Wochen gebraucht. Meine Domain wurde geparkt. Der Kundenservice hatte dauernd eine andere Ausrede. Am liebsten würde ich 0 Sterne vergeben

Expert Review

Michael Levanduski
Michael Levanduski
Expert Hosting Writer & Tester

Expert Overview

Large Hosting Provider

Strato is a large hosting provider with a proven reputation.  They serve over 4 million unique domains and 1.6 million websites.  This is on their over 60,000 servers.  They have these servers spread out over six European countries as well, which helps to improve the speed and service that their customers are going to get.

In addition to hosting services they also offer site building services, options to help you sell products online and online storage services.  Whether you are looking just for hosting or you will be using all their services, they will do a good job at keeping you satisfied with your orders.



Rated by Michael Levanduski

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Uptime & Reliability

Very Stable Hosting

The hosting with this company is very stable and they will keep the sites you run very safe and reliable.  This is largely because they seem to focus mostly on VPS solutions, which are naturally more stable than other options.  In addition they added a lot of solid state drives, which again are more reliable than traditional hard drives.  They also offer a 99.99% uptime guarantee so you know you’ll be getting the great service you need.


Quality Hosting Services

The hosting features are quite nice across all their packages.  They offer a free month for users who are just signing up for any of their hosting options.  They also offer solid state drives on just about all servers, which will help to improve the speed at which your sites are running.  Strato uses Plesk for the cPanel, which is a popular option that can meet the needs of most people.

When looking through the hosting packages you will see that there are a lot of options to choose from.  They do split them up nicely so they are pretty easy to understand.  Some areas, however, they really don’t give you enough information to make an educated decision.  For example, with the VPS servers they say that they provide you with 2 CPU vCores, but don’t mention how many GHz’s each vCore is.  This is somethign that you’ll need to know to properly decide what package to choose.




Easy to Reach Tech Support

The technical support teams are quite good and they are able to help you to get your sites up and running the way you want them very fast.  If you run into any trouble, the support team can be reached through a ticketing system that they reply to fast.  One bad thing is that this company does not seem to have a FAQ or knowledge base at all.


Average to Low Pricing

The pricing with this company is either average or below average at all levels.  When signing up for most packages you will get a free month of service, which is quite nice.  For the entry level VPS you will pay just $8.99 per month as long as you pay for an annual contract.  If you just want to pay month to month it is still the same price, but without the free month at the beginning.  The highest level VPS is 39.90 Euro per month.



Very Nice European Hosting

If you need hosting anywhere throughout Europe and the surrounding regions, this is a great company to consider.  They really seem to put their customers first and have done a great job of keeping up with the latest technical advancements.


  • 99.99% Uptime Guarantee
  • SSD options
  • Affordable Prices


  • Limited Options for Shared Hosting
  • Limited Self-Help Information

STRATO Prices, Plans & Features - 2023

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
PowerWeb Starter 15 GB Unlimited Unlimited AU$6.26 1.6 Details
PowerWeb Basic 60 GB Unlimited Unlimited AU$11.06 1.4 Details
PowerWeb Plus 120 GB Unlimited Unlimited AU$15.89 1.3 Details
PowerWeb pro 200 GB Unlimited Unlimited AU$28.71 1.3 Details

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
V-Server Linux Level 1 200 GB 2 cores 4 GB AU$14.42 2.0 Details
V-Server Linux Level 2 400 GB 4 cores 8 GB AU$23.90 1.3 Details
V-Server Linux Level 3 600 GB 8 cores 16 GB AU$39.96 1.4 Details
V-Server Linux Level 4 800 GB 16 cores 32 GB AU$64.02 1.0 Details

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Basic Linux Level 2 1.95 TB 4 x 2.70GHz 8 GB AU$62.58 1.2 Details
Pro Linux Level 4 3.91 TB 4 x 3.30GHz 16 GB AU$110.71 1.4 Details
Premium Linux Level 7 120 GB 6 x 3.50GHz 32 GB AU$206.98 1.6 Details
Windows Basic Level 2 1.95 TB 4 x 2.70GHz 8 GB AU$102.68 1.0 Details
Windows Pro Level 5 3.91 TB 4 x 3.30GHz 32 GB AU$166.86 1.4 Details
Windows Premium Level 9 3.91 TB 12 x 2.00GHz 128 GB AU$519.84 1.4 Details

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