28. June 2022
Hetzner Cloud: Flexible networking
Three different network options are now available for cloud servers!
When you create a cloud server, it will no longer automatically include public IP addresses (IPv4, IPv6). Instead, you can now decide for yourself which types of IPs the server should include or not. And even after creating the server, you can still change your network option by adding, removing, or swapping the server’s Primary IPs. The ability to create a Hetzner cloud server without a public interface was one of our most frequent customer requests. And now you can do this! Simply remove all Primary IPs from your server, and the public network will automatically be disabled.
Here's an overview of the three network options:
- Two public IP addresses (IPv4 and IPv6) – The server has a public network and supports public IPv4 / IPv6 connections.
- One public IP address (IPv4 or IPv6) - The server has a public network, but only supports either public IPv4 or IPv6 connections.
- No public IP addresses – The server does not have a public network. Instead, it only is accessible within a private network and with a private IP address.
The total price for cloud servers with public IP addresses is the same as before. The only change that comes with the new network options is the ability to reduce costs by removing the Primary IPv4.
As with all Hetzner Cloud servers, the payment methods for Primary IPs are transparent and flexible. There is no minimum contract period; you can pay by the hour and simply delete your Primary IPs when you're done with them.
Check out more information on Hetzner Cloud Primary IPs: docs.hetzner.com/cloud/servers/primary-ips/overview