|Digital Ocean Droplet||Hetzner Cloud Server|
|Memory||2 GB||2 GB|
|Storage (SSD)||50 GB||40 GB|
|Traffic (per month)||2 TB||20 TB|
|Price (per month)||12 USD||4.54 USD (4.24 EUR)|
For just ~37% of the cost of a Droplet, I get double the vCPUs and 10 times the traffic allowance.
There’s a little less storage out of the box, but an extra 10GB will cost 0.5 USD/mo. Also, there’s the difference of being located in US West instead of Singapore which increases the latency when SSH’ing from Australia, but this is largely factored away with most of the traffic being served through Cloudflare.
More importantly, by retiring the old Droplet, I’ve been able to continue running my personal services on one CPX11 instance, spin up an additional CPX11 solely for my mel.social Mastodon instance and still have some change to spare.