Your Own Hetzner Cloud Server Running WordPress Lightning Fast, Spun Up in Minutes

Combine Hetzner with SpinupWP, a modern cloud server control panel designed to help you manage WordPress sites and serve them lightning fast.

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Hetzner Cloud is a Great Choice for SpinupWP

Hetzner is the ideal VPS solution with affordable and powerful servers, especially if you prefer to create a VPS in Europe due to GDPR policies. You can connect servers hosted at any provider to SpinupWP, but with Hetzner being fully integrated with SpinupWP, it’s much less complex to provision them.

GDPR Compliance

Hetzner is known for holding a strong position in the European VPS market with high-performance data centers in Germany and Finland making them the ideal server choice for those based in Europe who want solid GDPR compliance for their cloud servers. SpinupWP helps with GDPR compliance by configuring servers to automatically install security updates as soon as they’re available, minimizing the risk of a data breach.


Hetzner provides a RESTful API and CLI tool fresh out of the box. They also have excellent documentation that is easy to follow and ensures you’ll get the most out of your instances. SpinupWP also has an API with fine-grain capabilities such as restarting Nginx or MySQL, deploying new WordPress websites, and purging a site’s page cache.

Security & Reliability

Hetzner Online protects your cloud servers using the latest hardware appliances and sophisticated perimeter security technologies, offering premier protection against DDoS attacks out-of-the-box. SpinupWP builds upon Hetzner’s reliable security by keeping WordPress up-to-date and safe from vulnerabilities that can arise from outdated themes, plugins, or even WordPress itself.

Great Value

Hetzner is known for being an affordable VPS provider, but that doesn’t come at the expense of poor performance. Their shared and dedicated vCPU plans are priced competitively so you can scale your cloud infrastructure without breaking the bank. Combine this with SpinupWP’s straightforward pricing, and you’ll have confidence in estimating costs when using Hetzner with SpinupWP.

High Performance

You’ll be able to take advantage of Hetzner’s high-performance hardware for your servers, such as Ampere, AMD EPYC 2nd Gen, and Intel gold processors. Combine this with SpinupWP’s robust browser, page and object caching, and you’ll be spinning up WordPress sites at the highest level of performance.

Fast Technical Support

Hetzner has a reputation for quality customer support. Expect fast communication and technical assistance from their cloud team via telephone and email. Their status page has up-to-date info on scheduled maintenance from their data centers. SpinupWP has quality 16x5 email support and a community forum where users help each other with peer-to-peer insights.

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Why You Need SpinupWP with Hetzner

Other cloud server control panels allow you to reboot the server, add sites, and other things you expect. SpinupWP offers typical control panel features but is also different in some key areas…

A Focus on WordPress

When you add a new site to your server via SpinupWP, it will configure a free SSL certificate, cron jobs, caching rules, WP-CLI, and everything needed to run WordPress lightning fast. Our team has over a decade of experience in WordPress development, so we know WordPress better than most.

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Developer Experience

SpinupWP is designed for developers by developers. Deploy code with `git push` and in a couple of clicks switch the PHP version of a site or inspect the error logs. Or use the SpinupWP CLI to manage your server without a mouse and use the REST API and PHP SDK to automate repetitive tasks.

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Built-in Coaching and Education

Our customers love the comprehensive docs here on our site as well as the helpful hints in the sidebar of each screen of the app. SpinupWP will also create a prioritized list of things you need to do with your servers and sites to keep them performant and secure.

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Easily Manage Servers & Sites

Hetzner is an integrated server provider in SpinupWP which means that once you connect SpinupWP to your Hetzner account, you can spin up new servers without leaving the SpinupWP dashboard. Plus, with SpinupWP, you get a fully featured server control panel that makes it easy and fun to manage your servers and sites.

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Full Root Access & No Lock-In

It’s your server, SpinupWP is just here to help. You can disconnect your server from SpinupWP any time. We don’t lock you in. We use standard installs of server software, no weird custom-built packages that you can’t update. You have complete control.

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A Modern Cloud-Based App

This isn’t your dad’s server control panel. SpinupWP connects to your server via SSH and runs commands for you. No installing it on your web server like the control panel dinosaurs that are still kicking around, *cough* cPanel *cough* Plesk.

Here's What Our Users Say 👇

I enjoyed my time getting high-performance managed WordPress hosting from @LiquidWeb, but I need to cut costs, so I must bid farewell and move to @hetzner + @SpinupWP.

Previously, I had also tried premium hosters like Kinsta, but always had to struggle with performance issues due to their shared resources. Since I started using SpinupWP in combination with Hetzner servers, my websites run flawlessly. The interface is simply designed, beautifully implemented and offers all the options I need. I have been a very satisfied SpinupWP customer for 2 years now and can highly recommend the service.

We use @Hetzner_Online with @spinupwp on top of it 🙏

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Staging Sites in Just a Few Clicks

Need to deploy a staging site quickly? No problem! With SpinupWP you can create a complete copy of an existing site, which includes all files, the database, and server configuration. Ready to upgrade your site to a newer version of PHP but want to ensure your site is compatible? That’s where site cloning comes in...

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Laser Focused On WordPress

There are other cloud server control panels out there, but none focus on WordPress like SpinupWP.

WordPress Multisite

Multisite Support Out of the Box

SpinupWP is designed for WordPress and this includes support for multisite. Enabling a multisite network is as straightforward as toggling a switch during the new site creation wizard and selecting either a subdomain or subdirectory configuration. No fiddling with your `wp-config.php` file, installing the network, and worrying if the Nginx server is configured correctly.

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Configuring a multisite setup in SpinupWP

Theme & Plugin Updates

A Unified Dashboard for All Your WordPress Sites

SpinupWP keeps tabs on updates required by each of your WordPress sites. A glance at the SpinupWP dashboard and you can quickly see which of your sites need some attention. Run WordPress core, plugin, and theme updates without even leaving the SpinupWP dashboard.

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Themes and plugin update indicators on the SpinupWP dashboard


Cache All the Things

Caching is one of the keys to a high-performing WordPress site. All sites are set up with Redis object caching to greatly reduce database requests and with the check of a box, you can also enable full-page caching to skip PHP processing entirely and serve pages lightning fast, just like a static site. Full-page caching rules for WordPress core and popular plugins like WooCommerce are preconfigured.

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Configuring page cache settings in SpinupWP


Scheduled Posts, Published on Schedule

For every site you add via SpinupWP, a server-side cron job will be configured to make sure that your WordPress site’s cron is executed every minute, as it should be. Not only will scheduled posts get published when they should, but other background tasks will work, like WooCommerce subscriptions and webhooks.

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Robust Caching for Lightning Fast WordPress Sites

Caching is one of the keys to a high-performing WordPress site. SpinupWP offers a robust caching solution at three levels.

Browser Caching

Reduce Asset Requests

SpinupWP configures Nginx to return far-future cache duration headers for static assets like CSS, JavaScript, fonts, images, etc., preventing them from being re-downloaded in subsequent requests. Static assets are also compressed (gzip) to reduce their file size. All of this significantly reduces the amount of data transferred and makes navigating between the pages of your site feel instant.

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Page Caching

Eliminate PHP Processing

Most pages on a WordPress site don’t change between requests. For these pages, we can save the entire page as a static HTML file and serve it for subsequent requests, eliminating all PHP and database processing. With the flip of a switch, you can turn on full page caching in SpinupWP, define custom caching rules, clear the cache, and more. No third-party plugins required, though WP Rocket is fully compatible.

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Object Caching

Cut Back on Database Queries

WordPress can be slow and database queries are by far the most common cause. With every page request, WordPress will query the database several times, often dozens of times. SpinupWP sets up an object cache on every server which saves queried data for subsequent requests. This results in a massive reduction in round trips to the database, dramatically speeding up your WordPress site.

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* Tested on a clean install of WordPress 6 using Twenty Twenty-Two theme.

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Designed for Developers by Developers

The SpinupWP team has a background in WordPress and Laravel development and system administration with a strong appreciation for great design. We’re building the cloud server control panel that we’ve always wanted.


Deploy Code on Your Server via Git Push

Developers! Developers! Developers! Add a git repository to your SpinupWP site, define the branch to deploy from, and simply push to that branch to deploy your code. GitHub, Bitbucket, or a custom git repo will work. Composer is available on all SpinupWP sites by default, and it’s 100% compatible with Composer-based WordPress boilerplate projects like Bedrock. You can even configure a build script to run additional tasks on the server after a deployment is complete.

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Deploying via Git in SpinupWP

Easy Switching

Multiple Versions of PHP on a Server

SpinupWP configures PHP for each site separately, allowing you to run different versions of PHP with different settings on a server simultaneously. For example, you might run PHP 8 for new sites, but maybe you have an older site that still needs an update to work on PHP 8. No problem. Just choose PHP 7.4 from the select box when creating the site in SpinupWP. Once you update the site to run on PHP 8, you can simply edit the site in SpinupWP and select PHP 8 from the select box.

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PHP settings in SpinupWP



With our REST API and PHP SDK you can spin up servers and create and manage sites remotely without logging into the SpinupWP dashboard. This allows you to script repeatable tasks and automate your processes. If you host client sites, you can even build a custom dashboard for yourself and/or your clients.

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Always Up-to-Date

Latest & Greatest Software

SpinupWP will install the latest stable versions of Nginx, PHP, MySQL, and Redis from popular public apt repos. No “who-knows-what-they-did” custom builds of packages. Disconnect from SpinupWP in the future and you can still keep your packages up-to-date with `apt upgrade`.

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Log Viewer

Convenient Access to Logs

WordPress doesn’t enable error logging by default. Probably because the log is saved to a publicly accessible directory and can quickly balloon to take up a lot of hard drive space. SpinupWP enables error logs by default but stores them in a safe place and makes sure they’re rotated regularly like other server logs. Should you ever need to inspect these logs, the Site Log viewer allows you to see the last 1,000 lines from any of the server log files, as well as use the refresh feature to see new log entries in real-time.

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Viewing log files in SpinupWP


Happiest on the CLI? Stay on the CLI

If you love WP-CLI (we do! ❤️) you’ll be very pleased to find it available on the command line the first time you log in to your server. We also have a CLI package that you can install on your own machine, allowing you to list your servers, SSH into a server, and do lots more.

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Help at Your Fingertips

We take great pride in producing high quality documentation when and where you need it. We also offer 16x5 email support and a vibrant community forum where customers help each other when documentation isn’t enough.

Helpful hints and documentation in SpinupWP

Answers When and Where You Need Them

On the right side of just about every screen in SpinupWP you’ll find Helpful Hints in-context documentation that often answer the exact questions you have at that moment.

Shockingly Good Documentation

Underneath Helpful Hints in SpinupWP, you’ll often find Related Documentation, links to our high quality docs that live here on the site and are adored by our customers.

Without question, @spinupwp! Everything you just described, packaged beautifully, with loads of contextual documentation! It is unbelievably, impossibly well made and equally unbelievably low priced. An absolute testament to the quality of the @spinupwp team!

Liking @spinupwp more and more. And they have excellent documentation!

16x5 Email Support

Our talented technical support team currently works 16 hours per day Monday through Friday. 40% of support emails receive a reply in under 2 hours and another 40% in under 12 hours. You’ll almost always get a response on the same day.

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A Vibrant Community Forum

After signing up as a subscriber, you will receive an invite to the SpinupWP Community, where customers can interact, bounce ideas off one another, and discuss improvements they’d like to see in SpinupWP. Our customers love discussing their server setups!

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I've managed my own servers and setups and also worked with hosting companies. SpinupWP is literally the perfect solution that allows me the control I want, without the extra overhead. My sites are fast, the support is second to none, and their response to security notices helps me sleep well at night.

In this article we dive deep into each of these providers, comparing ease of use, cost, and benchmarking performance running a WordPress site.

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Security Security Security

SpinupWP’s two most important security principles are to only ever expose access to services when necessary and to keep the software of exposed services up-to-date.

Rock Solid Server Firewall

Each server is configured to disallow all connections except HTTP, HTTPS, and SSH by default. Failed SSH attempts are monitored and blocked when they reach a certain threshold. Logging into SSH via the root user is disabled.

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Automatic Server Software Updates

Keeping software up-to-date is critical to maintaining a secure server. SpinupWP configures your server to install security updates as soon as they are available, reducing the likelihood of a software vulnerability putting your server at risk.

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Airtight Isolation of Sites on a Server

Each site that you add to a server gets its own system user, which only has access to its own files. If a site on the server is compromised with malware, for example, only the files for that site can be infected.

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Keeping WordPress Up-to-date

WordPress has a reputation of being insecure because people don’t update it. A vulnerability in an outdated theme, plugin, or WordPress itself is easily exploited. Keeping WordPress up-to-date is paramount. SpinupWP helps by setting up file permissions that support WordPress auto updates, showing which sites require updates in the SpinupWP dashboard, and allowing remote updating in just a few clicks.

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Hardened Nginx Configuration

It’s your server, SpinupWP is just here to help. You can disconnect your server from SpinupWP any time. We don’t lock you in. We use standard installs of server software, no weird custom-built packages that you can’t update. You have complete control.

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Free SSL Certificates or Provide Your Own

Provide your own SSL certificate or allow SpinupWP to acquire a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate for you, configure it for your site, and handle renewals. You hardly need to think about SSL certificates with SpinupWP.

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Your WordPress Site Backups in Your Cloud Storage Bucket

Choose from five cloud storage providers, then define your bucket, region, and retention period, and you’re all set.

Backup on a Schedule

Schedule daily backups of just the site’s database, just the site files, or a full site backup of both the database and files. You choose the time of day.

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Backup scheduling in SpinupWP

Backup On-Demand

Need to do something a little risky with your site? Probably a good idea to run backup first. We have a button for that. It’s just one click.

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Backup on demand in SpinupWP

Download a Backup

Need to refresh a local dev environment? Instantly download a backup of your site files or your database by clicking the download icon.

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Restore a Backup

Browse your backups in SpinupWP to find the one you’d like to restore. Easily restore a backup in just a few clicks.

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Restoring backups in SpinupWP

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Move a Site to Another Server with Ease

Let’s say a site on one of your servers has grown. It’s using a lot of CPU and memory, and is slowing down the other sites on the server. You need to move that site to its own server.

Usually this is a time consuming, manual process, but with SpinupWP it’s just a few clicks to spin up a new server and move your site using our site move tool and guide while maintaining all your configuration and near-zero downtime. It’s also very handy when you need to upgrade your server to the latest version of Ubuntu.

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The Server Coach You’ve Always Wanted

Managing a server can be intimidating. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a coach to tell you what things you should be paying attention to with your servers and sites? What if you had a coach pointing out the right suggestions at just the right times? SpinupWP does exactly that.

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The Todos screen provides a detailed list of things that need to be done with your servers and sites. Each todo explains “why” this should be taken care of in addition to “what.”

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When managing servers and sites, some things should be taken care of right away, while other things can wait. We prioritize and sort your todos, and as time passes, unattended todos move up the list and eventually generate a notification.

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For many todos, a few clicks will have them resolved, but for others we offer comprehensive step-by-step instructions on how to resolve the issue with some commands on the CLI.

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Perfect for Developer Teams and Agencies

Whether you’re a team of developers looking for a better solution for dev and staging sites or you’re an agency looking to offer production hosting to your clients, SpinupWP offers the flexibility you’re looking for.

Client SFTP & SSH Access to a Single Site

Set a password and easily grant your client SFTP and SSH access to a single site. And because of the security isolation between sites, your client will only have access to files for that site and no other sites on the server.

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Limit Server Access by Team Member

With a Team Account, you can invite members of your team to your SpinupWP team account. You can give them full access to everything or limit their capabilities and even select which servers they have access to.

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Automate All The Things

Use the SpinupWP CLI to create bash scripts to automate the creation and removal of servers and sites. Or maybe use our REST API to go beyond what’s possible with bash scripts.

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Build Your Own Client Portal

Leverage our REST API and PHP SDK to build your own branded portal for clients to log into to manage their sites.

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How to Install WordPress on Hetzner with SpinupWP

See below for an overview or follow our step-by-step tutorial.


Connect Hetzner to SpinupWP by Providing Your Hetzner API Token

Log into your Hetzner account or create a new account if you don’t already have one. Once logged in to the Hetzner dashboard, go to the security tab of the left menu bar. There, you can generate an API token then copy it over to SpinupWP. Now log in to your SpinupWP dashboard, click 'Spin Up a New Server', choose Hetzner, and paste the Hetzner API key.

Create a new hetzner server

Choose Your Server Size & Region

Next, choose the size of the instance you’d like to spin up, its region, and whether you’d like to enable Hetzner auto backups as an add-on for an additional monthly fee. SpinupWP’s selection interface will help you quickly understand Hetzner’s offerings and find the region, CPU options, and size best suited for your needs.

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Connect SpinupWP to Your New Hetzner Server

Enter a unique hostname for the server, so you can distinguish servers from each other. You will also be able to configure the server time zone. The selected time zone will determine when server cron jobs run as well as the date format of some log files. You’ll also have an opportunity to enter an optional post-provision script on this screen. This is a one-time script that will be run on the server once the provisioning process has completed. This is handy if you have any additional packages you know you’ll want to install on the server. Lastly, choose to install MySQL on the server for a new database, or connect an external database server.

Connect SpinupWP to your new hetzner server

Watch As Your New Hetzner Server is Configured to Serve WordPress Lightning Fast

Sit back while SpinupWP does the nitty gritty of installing Nginx, PHP-FPM, MySQL and any other software required for hosting WordPress as fast and as reliably as possible.

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Your Server Is Ready!

Ten minutes later, your fresh new Hetzner server optimized for WordPress server will be ready for you.

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I enjoyed my time getting high-performance managed WordPress hosting from @LiquidWeb, but I need to cut costs, so I must bid farewell and move to @hetzner + @SpinupWP.

I've tried all the other server control panels and nothing beats SpinupWP. When you're hosting sites for clients, you need to have a server panel that is reliable and fast. It's a bonus that it's super simple to use too!

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