Kamatera vs Linode

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We have tested 14 VPS plans from Kamatera and Linode. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


Kamatera

Kamatera was founded in 1995.
It is headquartered in Israel.
It offers VPS managed and unmanaged hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • 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
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • India
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
Availability 1GB 1core $4.00 1 1.0 20 5000 Aug 05 2019
1GB $5 $5.00 1 1.0 25 1000 Nov 17 2019
General 1GB 1 core $9.00 1 1.0 20 5000 May 01 2020
2GB $10 $10.00 1 2.0 50 2000 May 02 2020
General 2GB 1 core $15.00 1 2.0 20 5000 Sep 21 2020
Availability 4GB 2 cores $19.00 2 4.0 40 5000 Jun 22 2020
4GB $20 $20.00 2 4.0 80 4000 Jul 01 2019
Availability 4GB 4 cores $24.00 4 4.0 20 5000 Mar 17 2020
Dedicated 4GB $30.00 2 4.0 80 4000 Jan 28 2020
General 4GB 2 cores $39.00 2 4.0 20 5000 Feb 03 2020
8GB $40 $40.00 4 8.0 160 5000 Jul 15 2020
Dedicated 8GB $60.00 4 8.0 160 5000 Mar 29 2020
General 8GB 4 cores $90.00 4 8.0 80 5000 May 15 2020
Availability 16GB 8 cores $99.00 8 16.0 150 5000 Aug 06 2020
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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?

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Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
Availability 1GB 1core
$4.00
C D E D C
1GB $5
$5.00
E E E B B
General 1GB 1 core
$9.00
C D C C A
2GB $10
$10.00
E E C C C
General 2GB 1 core
$15.00
C D D B A
Availability 4GB 2 cores
$19.00
B B D B A
4GB $20
$20.00
B C D B B
Availability 4GB 4 cores
$24.00
A A D B A
Dedicated 4GB
$30.00
C D B C B
General 4GB 2 cores
$39.00
B B B B A
8GB $40
$40.00
E B D C C
Dedicated 8GB
$60.00
C B C B B
General 8GB 4 cores
$90.00
C A E B A
Availability 16GB 8 cores
$99.00
A A C B A
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

Kamatera Linode
Number of instance creations in sample 10 9
Average provisioning time 237s 46s

In Depth...

These are some of the test results that make up the grades above.


Web Response Times

We ran a database intensive web application at various levels of load on cloud servers from Kamatera 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


Maximum HTTP Load

We ran a database intensive web application at various levels of load on cloud servers from Kamatera and Linode. This is the maximum rate of HTTP requests that each server handled without error.



Maximum HTTP request rate

Higher is better


During the Web Test, we collect response time metrics, rate metrics and CPU 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 Performance

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



Rate of operations

Higher is better


Sysbench Disk IO Performance

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of Kamatera and Linode. These are the Sysbench Disk IO Random Read test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

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 Kamatera and Linode.


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Kamatera 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

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Kamatera 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

Review and compare endurance test results for Kamatera 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 Kamatera Review
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
DDOS Protection  Yes No
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Builtin Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes No
Total Number of Datacenters  11 13
Number of Datacenter Continents  4 4
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