IPv4 pricing

Last change on 2022-01-26 • Created on 2021-07-28

IPv4 price changes

For a long time now, the pool of available IPv4 address has been almost empty at RIPE, the European IP address management agency. That's why RIPE stopped assigning IPv4 nets. There has also been increased demand in IPv4 addresses. Because of this situation, there is now a fast-growing market in IPv4 address trading with many active brokers. On https://ipv4.global/reports/ for example, users can buy IPv4 networks and transfer them to RIPE, regardless of the management agency that is responsible for administering the IPv4 address. Supply and demand determine the price at IPv4 brokers, so the prices have skyrocketed.

We have tried hard to avoid passing on these higher prices to our customers, and have accepted the economic loss until now. However, the prices have increased so dramatically that we can no longer do this. We unfortunately must increase our prices.

Starting on 2 August 2021, we introduced a setup fee for new orders for additional IPv4 addresses. (See below.)

Starting on 3 January 2022, the monthly price for new and existing additional IPv4 addresses will also increase. (See below.)

These price changes will affect the products below. (The prices do not include VAT.):

Dedicated root servers

Product Previous monthly price /
Previous setup
New monthly price on 3 Jan 2022 /
New setup on 2 August 2021
Primary IPv4 € 1.70 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 1.70 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
Additional single IP € 0.84 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 1.70 monthly /
€ 19.00 setup
/29 IP subnet (6 usable IPs) € 6.72 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 13.60 monthly /
€ 152.00 setup
/28 IP subnet (14 usable IPs) € 13.45 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 27.20 monthly /
€ 304.00 setup
/27 IP subnet (30 usable IPs) € 26.89 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 54.40 monthly /
€ 608.00 setup
/26 IP subnet (62 usable IPs) € 53.78 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 108.80 monthly /
€ 1,216.00 setup
/25 IP subnet (126 usable IPs) € 107.56 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 217.60 monthly /
€ 2,432.00 setup
/24 IP subnet (254 usable IPs) € 215.13 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 435.20 monthly /
€ 4,864.00 setup


Product Previous monthly price /
Previous setup
New monthly price on 3 Jan 2022 /
New setup on 2 August
Failover IP € 4.20 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 5.10 monthly /
€ 19.00 setup
/29 Failover subnet € 15.13 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 22.00 monthly /
€ 152.00 setup
/28 Failover subnet € 21.85 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 35.60 monthly /
€ 304.00 setup
/27 Failover subnet € 35.29 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 62.80 monthly /
€ 608.00 setup
/26 Failover subnet € 62.18 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 117.20 monthly /
€ 1,216.00 setup
/25 Failover subnet € 115.97 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 226.00 monthly /
€ 2,432.00 setup
/24 Failover subnet € 223.53 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 443.60 monthly /
€ 4,864.00 setup

Additional /56 IPv6 net (Dedicated root servers)

If you need a subnet, we will configure an additional /56 subnet for each server and charge you € 15.00 (excl. VAT) for processing this request. If there is a high demand, we will consider if and how we can automate or improve this process.

How can I request an additional /56 subnet?

  1. Log into Robot, select your server, and create a support request with the topic "Other". You can copy-paste this text: "I hereby order an additional /56 IPv6 subnet for my server. I confirm that I accept the one-time setup fee for it, which is € 15.00 excluding VAT". (Please adjust the price to the VAT applicable in your country).
  2. Wait for our support team to respond and to process your request.
  3. Configure the subnet on your server.

Colocation

Product Previous monthly price /
Previous setup
New monthly price on 3 Jan 2022 /
New setup on 2 August 2021
/29 Subnet (5 usable IPs) € 6.72 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 13.60 monthly /
€ 152.00 setup
/28 Subnet (13 usable IPs) € 13.45 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 27.20 monthly /
€ 304.00 setup
/27 Subnet (29 usable IPs) € 26.89 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 54.40 monthly /
€ 608.00 setup
/26 subnet (61 usable IPs) € 53.78 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 108.80 monthly /
€ 1,216.00 setup
/25 subnet (125 usable IPs) € 107.56 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 217.60 monthly /
€ 2,432.00 setup
/24 subnet (253 usable IPs) € 215.13 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 435.20 monthly /
€ 4,864.00 setup

Managed servers

Product Previous monthly price /
Previous setup
New monthly price on 3 Jan 2022 /
New setup on 2 August 2021
Dedicated IPv4 addresses
(for SSL encryption)
€ 0.84 monthly / € 8.32 setup € 1.70 monthly / € 29.00 setup

Web hosting

Product Previous monthly price /
Previous setup
New monthly price on 3 Jan 2022 /
New setup on 2 August 2021
Dedicated IPv4 addresses
(for SSL encryption)
€ 2.44 monthly / € 8.32 setup € 3.90 monthly / € 29.00 setup

vSwitch

Product Previous monthly price /
Previous setup
New monthly price on 3 Jan 2022 /
New setup on 2 August 2021
/29 IP subnet (5 usable IPs) € 15.13 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 22.00 monthly /
€ 152.00 setup
/28 IP subnet (13 usable IPs) € 21.85 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 35.60 monthly /
€ 304.00 setup
/27 IP subnet (29 usable IPs) € 35.29 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 62.80 monthly /
€ 608.00 setup
/26 IP subnet (61 usable IPs) € 62.18 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 117.20 monthly /
€ 1216.00 setup
/25 IP subnet (125 usable IPs) € 115.97 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 226.00 monthly /
€ 2,432.00 setup
/24 IP subnet (253 usable IPs) € 223.53 monthly /
€ 0.00 setup
€ 443.60 monthly /
€ 4,864.00 setup

Cloud

Starting on 1 August 2021, we increased the price for newly created Floating IPs (IPv4). (See below.)

Starting on 1 January 2022, we also increased the price for Floating IPs (IPv4) created before 1 August 2021. (See below.)

Product Previous monthly price New monthly price on 1 August 2021
Cloud Floating IPv41 € 1.00 monthly € 3.00 monthly

Other notes

Demand for IPv4 addresses will likely remain very high. And we will need to continue to purchase nets. We assume that the prices for IPv4 addresses will continue to rise, and that we will also need to increase our prices again in the future. Prices for IPv4 will likely remain high until after IPv6 has become much more popular.

If you have any questions, we are happy to help. Send us a quick support request using your account: on Robot, go to "Support"; on Cloud Console, go to "Support"; on konsoleH, log in using your client number and go to "Administration, Support request.

FAQs

Are the price changes real?

Yes, the price changes are real. We are not planning on withdrawing them. Please plan on these price changes remaining in place. And please be aware that additional price changes may come further in the future. We are trying to plan ahead as much as possible, but the volatility of the market makes this difficult. Rather than increasing prices steadily over a period of months, we feel it is better to have fewer price increases.

Why are there also setup fees?

In the feedback that we have seen on our social media channels, many of you showed understanding for the monthly price increases and were shocked by the setup prices. The prices for IPv4 nets are expected to increase exponentially in the future. It will likely be a rapid and large increase, rather than a slow and gradual one. The setup fees will help us to cover the increased prices that we will have to pay ourselves for nets. Again, we feel it's better to have fewer and less frequent price increases, and the setup feels will help us minimize them.

Why aren't other providers increasing the prices yet?

We can't speak for other providers. Some may already have had a large supply of nets and still have plenty that they haven't needed to use yet. This might be especially true for providers in countries that had more access to IPv4 addresses decades ago. Other providers may simply be waiting for a company like us to be the first to increase prices. Or they might have covered their price increases elsewhere in the prices for their products/services. Here at Hetzner, we did not have a large stockpile of nets. Plus, we had unprecedented growth in the last few years. Although we have worked hard to find IPv4 nets, the market has become more aggressive, and it is simply become very difficult to find enough to meet the increased demand.

What about IPv6?

Our dedicated servers come with the option to remove the Primary IPv4 as an addon and to cancel it for your existing servers. So you can decide for yourself whether you want or need the IPv4. For more information, take a look at our FAQ Primary IPv4.

Our cloud servers do not come with the option to remove the primary IPv4 yet. We are already working on a solution and will make an announcement as soon as there are any updates on the topic.

What about rescaling?

Starting on 1 September 2021, the price for newly created cloud servers (CX11 and CPX11) was increased. The new prices also apply to rescaling. This means, for example, if you decide to scale up to a more powerful plan, and then later scale back down to the original plan (CX11 or CPX11), the new prices will apply when you scale down the server. The new price changes will not affect your existing cloud server, but only if you leave your server as-is.


  1. Since 1 January 2022, there is no longer a price difference between Floating IPs created before and after 1 August 2021. These prices do not include VAT.

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