Hetzner - Double Paid Traffic


Hello again,

Have any of you used this?

I’m wondering if an extra €4.20 per month would be worth a bump in performance (currently get about 30-40 mb/s (mega bit per second). With online I could max my home connection at 200mb/s

It’s still plenty for plex, I’m just a speed freak :slight_smile:
Any thoughts?


If you only get 30-40 MB/s on a 1Gbit line something is not right.
I easily max out my connection


Really? I thought maybe it was just peering from UK to Hetzner,

Speedtest-cli is showing:

Hosted by TempleServers (Nuremberg) [1.11 km]: 4.703 ms
Testing download speed…
Download: 924.74 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed…
Upload: 639.12 Mbit/s

Anything you’d recommend trying?


Disk I/O ?


Ubuntu-1604-xenial-64-minimal:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=/root/testfile bs=1G count=1 oflag=direct
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB, 1.0 GiB) copied, 5.12817 s, 209 MB/s


Disk Speed

I/O (1st run) : 149 MB/s
I/O (2nd run) : 159 MB/s
I/O (3rd run) : 159 MB/s
Average I/O : 155.667 MB/s

IO seems ok. I should also point out when I transfer between other Hetzner servers, or between Scaleway the connection is maxed out.

It only drops when going to the UK, hence my question about peering :slight_smile:


What kind of traffic are you routing to UK? regular ftp or torrent download?


http, If i open up multiple transfers in Filezilla I can push it to close to max :slight_smile:


Hi Valkyre, Could you please explain me what exactly this service for ? What you will gain from this service.


read the link
the larger providers want to get paid twice (the home customer and the service providers), especially DTAG (“german Telekom”) - so against net neutrality

you’ll buy a direct uplink to DTAG with this option, i don’t know if there are other providers in the option, the link only states DTAG as the culprit (which is huge deal for a german hoster)
whithout they route through several other carriers, but it gets bottlenecked in the peak hours

i doubt it will do a thing to a UK connection


They won’t even let you buy this unless your a german telecom customer


im looking into it now lol