InMotion Hosting vs LunaNode

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We have tested 6 VPS plans from InMotion Hosting and LunaNode. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.

InMotion Hosting

InMotion Hosting was founded in 2001.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers Web, Shared, Wordpress and VPS hosting products.


LunaNode was founded in 2013.
It is headquartered in Canada.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Canada
  • France

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
s.1 $7.00 2 1.0 20 2000 Feb 09 2020
s.2 $14.00 4 2.0 35 2500 Dec 16 2019
m.4 $14.00 2 4.0 35 2500 Mar 31 2020
c.1 $20.00 1 5.0 100 3000 Oct 15 2019
m.8 $28.00 4 8.0 70 3000 May 05 2020
m.16 $56.00 6 16.0 125 4000 Jul 11 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
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for InMotion Hosting and LunaNode from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

InMotion Hosting LunaNode
Number of instance creations in sample 0 8
Average provisioning time 0s 42s

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 InMotion Hosting and LunaNode. This is the average response time measured locally on the VPS for each plan we tested.

Local Response Time per Plan

Lower is better

Plan Average response time
m.8 67.7 ms
s.1 70.2 ms
m.4 70.4 ms
s.2 72.5 ms
m.16 79.7 ms

Maximum HTTP Load

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

Maximum HTTP request rate

Higher is better

Plan Max HTTP requests rate
s.1 25 reqs/sec
m.4 25 reqs/sec
s.2 40 reqs/sec
m.8 50 reqs/sec
m.16 60 reqs/sec

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

Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan Operations per second
c.1 329
m.4 758
s.1 785
m.8 1563
s.2 1588
m.16 1887

Sysbench Disk IO Performance

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

Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan MiB per second
c.1 99.4
m.16 123
s.1 158
m.4 164
s.2 165
m.8 333

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 InMotion Hosting and LunaNode.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the InMotion Hosting and LunaNode 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

Plan Network Download Speed
m.16 299 Mbps
c.1 387 Mbps
m.4 525 Mbps
s.2 592 Mbps
s.1 600 Mbps
m.8 753 Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for InMotion Hosting and LunaNode 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

Plan Average ops/hour
c.1 1239
m.4 2681
s.1 2776
m.8 5477
s.2 5881
m.16 8168

Review and compare endurance test results for InMotion Hosting and LunaNode 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.

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