Contabo Hosting Review 2018

Is Contabo The Right Host For You?

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Contabo Hosting have been a mainstay of the hosting industry for over 10 years and during that time they've built a solid reputation.  Their success is well documented having won multiple awards continuously over the last 4-5 years. They're good at what they do and they have been for several years.  Originating from Germany, they bring a lot German ingenuity and attention to detail which just adds to the quality of their service. 

Speed 7.5/10
Customer Support 9/10
Reliability 10/10

Overall Rating


Detailed review of Contabo Hosting

Contabo gets a lot of Kudos in the hosting world for those in the know. They've been providing hosting since 2003 so they have the kind of experience you should want from your hosting provider and that covers hosting for business website and blogs, eCommerce stores and affiliate websites. They even offer very competitive hosting packages for game servers like Minecraft.  Many games are hosted online, but if you want a reliable experience it's a great idea to have your own hosting. 

​They offer a nice collection of hosting packages that are a good fit for most clients depending on the type of hosting they need. Everything from Shared hosting services to dedicated hosting, perfect for large eCommerce websites or websites that get a lot of traffic month in month out. 

Contabo started life by offering dedicated servers and it's something they still offer as a specialization today.  With the additional data centersthey are also in a position to be able to offer colocation. You'll find their dedicated servers come with plenty of customization available. You can choose between Linux and Windows operating systems and you get root access as standard. 

​With their VPS range of hosting solutions they offer a hybrid of  HDD  and SSD storage. Even with their most basic and affordable packages. For those customers who know what they're looking for, you are able to customize processor cores, RAM and the amount of storage you need. Likewise, you get to choose between Linux and Windows and root access with all plans. 

With their shared hosting options you get all the normal bells and whistles you should expect, all at a very reasonable price point. You have one click installs and unlimited traffic on the various plans, including the starter plans. There are some limitations as to disk space, My SQL and some limitations on email accounts but even with those limitations they are still pretty generous. 

Many of the hosting packages are instantly deployed upon subscription and offer plenty of flexibility with an abundance of configurable features. In the rest of review will break down their service into key components including performance, reliability and client support. 


Various length money back guarantees

Amazing uptime performance.

Good tech for a host that offers so many services.

Great datacenter coverage of the U.S.


Some of their packages can't boast higher than average speeds.

Security features are somewhat basic.

Not great if your audience is outside the U.S.

Customer support gives more precadence to higher plans.

If you're looking for a solid host that offers different packages for businesses and entrepreneurs of all sizes then you'll definitely find something that works for you, whereas with some of the high-performance oriented hosts you'll likely not if you're a smaller business that's still scaling.