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Linode vs InMotion Hosting


Plans

Linode Linode Linode Linode InMotion
Plan Name 4GB $20 1GB $5 2GB $10 Dedicated 4GB VPS-1000
Monthly Price $20.00 $5.00 $10.00 $30.00 $29.99
CPU cores 2 1 1 2 48
Memory (GB) 4.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 4.0
Disk Space (GB) 80 25 50 25 75
Data Transfer (GB) 4000 1000 2000 4000 4000
Virtualization KVM KVM KVM KVM Unknown
Latest trial Jul 26 2018 Nov 26 2018 Oct 01 2018 Feb 20 2019 Sep 12 2018

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 (cpu, disk IO, network IO...) and can be made of one or more of the metrics generated during the tests.

Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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

How are grades calculated?

Linode Linode Linode Linode InMotion
Plan Name 4GB $20 1GB $5 2GB $10 Dedicated 4GB VPS-1000
Web Performance C D D C -
Raw CPU Power D F F E -
Performance Stability B C C D -
Disk IO Performance C D D C -
Network Performance C C C C -

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 VPSs from Linode and InMotion Hosting. 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 Dedicated 4GB 71.8ms
Linode 1GB $5 81.0ms
Linode 4GB $20 82.7ms
Linode 2GB $10 99.0ms
InMotion VPS-1000 78.3ms


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 Linode and InMotion Hosting. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:


Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
Linode Dedicated 4GB 510.1
Linode 1GB $5 293.6
Linode 4GB $20 610.7
Linode 2GB $10 259.6
InMotion VPS-1000 1128.8


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 Linode and InMotion Hosting.


Remote Timings

During the whole duration of the web performance test, we collected web response times from 5 different locations in the world. The chart below reports the average connection + TLS handshake latency from all 5 locations.

Note: Remote timings may not be available for all plans.

Remote Latency per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average remote request duration
Linode Dedicated 4GB 324.2ms
Linode 1GB $5 321.2ms
Linode 4GB $20 337.4ms
Linode 2GB $10 324.4ms
InMotion VPS-1000 336.6ms

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


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Linode and InMotion Hosting 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 Dedicated 4GB 842.7Mbps
Linode 1GB $5 743.5Mbps
Linode 4GB $20 835.4Mbps
Linode 2GB $10 792.6Mbps
InMotion VPS-1000 156.8Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Linode and InMotion Hosting on the Network Transfers Comparison page.


Sustained CPU Endurance Tests

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

This kind of tests 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 are.

Note: Endurance metrics may not be available for all plans.

Average number of operations per hour

Higher is better

Provider Plan Average ops/hour
Linode Dedicated 4GB 1912.4
Linode 1GB $5 1313.2
Linode 4GB $20 2619.3
Linode 2GB $10 1197.6

Review and compare endurance test results for Linode and InMotion Hosting on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.


Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price in plans tested at vpsbenchmarks.com will be marked as missing.

Linode Review InMotion Hosting Review
Hourly Billing  Yes No
DDOS Protection  No Yes
Backups  No Yes
Control Panel  Builtin Custom
SSH Keys Setup  No Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  8 2
Number of Datacenter Continents  3 1





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