1and1 IONOS vs Linode

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We have tested 9 VPS plans from 1and1 IONOS and Linode. This page is a summary and comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


1and1 IONOS

1and1 IONOS was founded in 1988.
It is headquartered in Germany.
It employs 7000 people.
It offers Web, Wordpress, Dedicated and VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Linode

Linode was founded in 2003.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • India
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • UK
  • USA

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
1GB $5 $5.00 1 1.0 25 1000 Nov 17 2019
2GB $10 $10.00 1 2.0 50 2000 Sep 10 2019
Cloud Server M $10.00 1 1.0 50 10000 Nov 11 2019
4GB $20 $20.00 2 4.0 80 4000 Jul 01 2019
Cloud Server L $20.00 2 2.0 80 9999 Aug 29 2019
Dedicated 4GB $30.00 2 4.0 80 4000 Feb 20 2019
Cloud Server XL $30.00 2 4.0 120 9999 Apr 10 2019
8GB $40 $40.00 4 8.0 160 5000 Apr 14 2019
Cloud Server XXL $60.00 4 8.0 160 9999 Jun 24 2019

Performance Grades

To summarize the performance of each VPS plan, we generated grades based on the various tests that were run: web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Each grade focuses on one aspect of the VPS speed or stability (cpu, disk IO, network IO...) and is made of one or more metrics measured during the tests.

Grades are evenly distributed between A and F. A is best, F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

How are grades calculated?

Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
1GB $5
$5.00
D E C C B
2GB $10
$10.00
F F F D D
Cloud Server M
$10.00
B D C C D
4GB $20
$20.00
B C D B B
Cloud Server L
$20.00
A B B B D
Dedicated 4GB
$30.00
D D C B C
Cloud Server XL
$30.00
C B C B D
8GB $40
$40.00
E B E B B
Cloud Server XXL
$60.00
C A C B D
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for 1and1 IONOS and Linode from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

1and1 IONOS Linode
Number of instance creations in sample 6 6
Provisioning time in seconds 260s 42s

In Depth...

The grades above are based on the following test results.


Web Response Times

We ran a database intensive web application with ~100,000 hits per day for several days on cloud servers from 1and1 IONOS and Linode. This is the average response time measured locally on the VPS for each plan we tested.



Local Response Time per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average response time
Linode 1GB $5 80.0ms
Linode 2GB $10 176.0ms
Linode 4GB $20 71.0ms
Linode Dedicated 4GB 71.0ms
Linode 8GB $40 86.0ms
1and1 Cloud Server M 61.0ms
1and1 Cloud Server L 53.0ms
1and1 Cloud Server XL 59.0ms
1and1 Cloud Server XXL 65.0ms

During the Web Test, we collect response time metrics, CPU metrics and database performance metrics. All of those are measured locally on the VPS running the web server. All metrics can be compared on the Web Performance Comparison page.


Sysbench CPU Performances

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of 1and1 IONOS and Linode. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
Linode 1GB $5 486.2
Linode 2GB $10 212.4
Linode 4GB $20 962.9
Linode Dedicated 4GB 510.1
Linode 8GB $40 1873.6
1and1 Cloud Server M 338.1
1and1 Cloud Server L 702.8
1and1 Cloud Server XL 704.3
1and1 Cloud Server XXL 1242.9

Sysbench test results are also available for random disk IO tests, sequential disk IO tests and memory tests.

Review and compare all Sysbench numbers on the Sysbench Comparison page for 1and1 IONOS and Linode.


Remote Timings

During the entire duration of the web performance test, we collected web response times from 5 different locations in the world. The chart below reports the connection establishment time + TLS handshake latency from all 5 locations. (That excludes the time spent on the server that is already measured in web response times above and it also excludes the DNS resolution time since it is not dependent on the provider).


Remote Latency per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average remote request duration
Linode 1GB $5 342.6ms
Linode 2GB $10 353.0ms
Linode 4GB $20 301.8ms
Linode Dedicated 4GB 324.2ms
Linode 8GB $40 328.6ms
1and1 Cloud Server M 497.0ms
1and1 Cloud Server L 507.0ms
1and1 Cloud Server XL 412.8ms
1and1 Cloud Server XXL 402.2ms

Detailed remote timings measurements including connection time, TLS handshake time, and response time can be compared for 1and1 IONOS and Linode on the Remote Timings Comparison page.


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the 1and1 IONOS and Linode VPS and we measured the speed of downloads and uploads.

The transfers involve multiple files, 10 threads and last for at least 10 seconds at maximum speed. The transfers are repeated 3 times from different servers and only the fastest transfer is reported here.


Download Speed per Plan

Higher is better

Provider Plan Network Download Speed
Linode 1GB $5 1087.7Mbps
Linode 2GB $10 589.9Mbps
Linode 4GB $20 807.1Mbps
Linode Dedicated 4GB 842.7Mbps
Linode 8GB $40 813.9Mbps
1and1 Cloud Server M 353.7Mbps
1and1 Cloud Server L 397.5Mbps
1and1 Cloud Server XL 257.8Mbps
1and1 Cloud Server XXL 289.4Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for 1and1 IONOS and Linode on the Network Transfers Comparison page.


Sustained CPU Endurance Tests

We pushed the CPU of those VPS plans hard for 24 hours straight.

This test shows how fast the VPS can go for long periods of time, how stable the performance is and it also gives clues on how overallocated the VPSs may be.


Average number of operations per hour

Higher is better

Provider Plan Average ops/hour
Linode 1GB $5 1282.0
Linode 2GB $10 1161.9
Linode 4GB $20 2588.7
Linode Dedicated 4GB 1912.4
Linode 8GB $40 4418.8
1and1 Cloud Server M 3247.7
1and1 Cloud Server L 6548.3
1and1 Cloud Server XL 6256.9
1and1 Cloud Server XXL 5912.4

Review and compare endurance test results for 1and1 IONOS and Linode on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.


Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price of the plan will be marked as missing but they may be available for the fee.

Linode Review 1and1 IONOS Review
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
DDOS Protection  No No
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Builtin Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  11 4
Number of Datacenter Continents  4 2


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