Linode is now part of Akamai.
Akamai was founded as a VPS provider in 2003.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS hosting products.
|Akamai plans specs and prices||Plans|
|Akamai instance types||Instance Types|
|How fast are Akamai servers? Check them out in the Screener||Screener|
|List of Akamai trials||Trials|
|Review CPU models found in Akamai trials||CPUs|
|Performance variations of Akamai VPS over the long term||Consistency|
|List of Akamai yabs.sh results||Yabs|
Features not included in the VPS price are marked as missing below.
Available for a fee.
|SSH Keys Setup||Yes|
|Total Number of Datacenters||24|
|Number of Datacenter Continents||4|
|Admin REST API||Yes|
|Upgrade VPS from admin console||Yes|
|Mobile Friendly UI||Yes|
Under Linodes/Networking, select ... for IP address and then RDNS.
|Accepted Forms of Payment||Credit cards, Paypal|
|Hidden CPU Model||No|
In addition to features included in VPS plans, Akamai also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):
|Backups||Block storage||Object storage||Load balancer|
|Floating IP addresses||Team Management||Managed databases||Serverless|
|DDoS protection||Kubernetes||GPU instances||Private network|
For each Akamai VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server from the moment it was ordered to the moment it accepted SSH connections.
See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.
|Average Provisioning Time||Min Provisioning Time||Max Provisioning Time||Number of VPS Samples|
For a comparison of storage features and prices from all providers, please check the Cloud Storage Prices page.
|Storage Type||Price / GB / month||Description||Restriction|
Prices vary depending on instance size: approximately 20% of instance price.
The backups service automatically performs daily, weekly, and biweekly local backups of your cloud instances
|$0.06 for 2GB Linode. 20% of instance price in general.|
Volumes are configured with built-in data replication. Linode Block Storage is powered by NVMe SSD drives.
|10GB minimum size|
1 TB outbound transfer included.
Up to 50 Million Objects per Cluster.
These are the network bandwidth prices charged by Akamai for outbound transfers from VPS to the internet.
For a comparison of bandwidth prices from all providers, go to the Network Bandwitdh Prices page.
|Description||Price / GB|
Pricing model: Allowance Then Charged (the provider gives a free bandwidth allowance with each server. Bandwidth above the free allowance is charged by the provider.)
Transfer pool: yesAll metered network transfer consumed by a service is counted toward the account-wide monthly network transfer pool. Any additional transfer usage that exceeds this monthly allotment costs $0.005/GB (which comes to $5/TB) and is charged at the end of the billing period.
Note: All VPS prices reported at VPSBenchmarks are for one month without any further commitment and before promotions unless noted otherwise. The IPv4 charge is added to the VPS monthly price in case the provider doesn't include it by default.
|Plan||Number of CPU cores||RAM||Storage||Price|
Dedicated compute for CPU-intensive workloads. Dedicated CPU instances run on their own CPU cores in the Linode infrastructure. No sharing the processor with other instances.
|Dedicated 4GB||2||4.0GB||80GB||$36.00 / month|
|Dedicated 8GB||4||8.0GB||160GB||$72.00 / month|
Balanced performance for nearly any workload. Affordable Shared CPU plans are ideal for general workloads and include generous amounts of free bundled transfer.
|Shared 1GB||1||1.0GB||25GB||$5.00 / month|
|Shared 2GB||1||2.0GB||50GB||$12.00 / month|
|Shared 4GB||2||4.0GB||80GB||$24.00 / month|
|Shared 8GB||4||8.0GB||160GB||$48.00 / month|
High Memory instances offer a cost-effective way to run memory-intensive applications on dedicated CPUs. Perfect for when you need more RAM without increasing storage or vCPUs.
|VPSBenchmarks has not tested any plan for this instance type yet.|
Minimum hardware model for consistent performance on dedicated resources. Premium instances provide the highest level of performance for CPU intensive or latency sensitive workloads running on Linode's best available AMD Epyc™ processors.
|Premium 4GB||2||4.0GB||80GB||$43.00 / month|
|Premium 8GB||4||8.0GB||160GB||$86.00 / month|