Linode Review

Linode

Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price are marked as missing below.

Last updated on November 29 2018.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  No
Backups  No

Available for a fee.

Control Panel  Builtin
SSH Keys Setup  No
Total Number of Datacenters  8
Number of Datacenter Continents  3
Monitoring Charts  Yes
Admin REST API  Yes
Upgrade VPS from admin console  Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  No
Reverse DNS  Yes

Under "Network Access"/Public IPs/Reverse DNS.

Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  Yes
Firewall  No

In VPSBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 

Modern, informative, full featured UI.

Quality of Service 
  • We had several disappointing interactions with Linode customer support. Fast but clueless responses. It takes several attempts before getting a real answer to the question being asked.

Linode Extra Services

In addition to features included in the VPS plan, Linode also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):

Backups   Block Storage   Object Storage Load Balancer   Floating Ips
Teams   Datastores Serverless Ddos Protection

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Cloud Storage Prices

For a comparison of storage features and prices from all providers, please check the Cloud Storage page.

Storage Type Price / GB / month Restriction Description
Block $0.100 10GB minimum size Replicated 3 times.
https://www.linode.com/blockstorage
Backups $0.050 $0.05 for 2GB Linode. 25% of instance price in general. Prices vary depending on instance size: 25% of instance price. Backups are automatically scheduled.
https://www.linode.com/backups

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Plan Specifications

URL https://www.linode.com/pricing
Price per month $10.00
Discount for long term use No
Disk GB 50
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 2.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 2000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 34

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
F F D D C
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for Linode - 2GB $10. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the 2GB $10 plan

This plan was tested 6 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 2GB $10 plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Oct 01 2018 Web Sysbench 99ms 426ms
May 17 2018 Web Sysbench 123ms 413ms
Sep 02 2017 Web Sysbench 95ms 465ms
Jan 03 2017 Web Sysbench 71ms 208ms
Jan 01 2017 Web Sysbench 72ms 220ms
Jul 04 2016 Web Sysbench 72ms 270ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.linode.com/pricing
Price per month $20.00
Discount for long term use No
Disk GB 80
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 4000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 57

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
D D C C C
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for Linode - 4GB $20. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the 4GB $20 plan

This plan was tested 4 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 4GB $20 plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Jul 26 2018 Web Sysbench 82ms 266ms
Jan 28 2018 Web Sysbench 79ms 250ms
Apr 22 2017 Web Sysbench 64ms 228ms
Sep 12 2016 Web Sysbench 77ms 173ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.linode.com/pricing
Price per month $5.00
Discount for long term use No
Disk GB 25
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 1.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 1000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 43

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
E F C C C
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for Linode - 1GB $5. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the 1GB $5 plan

This plan was tested 4 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 1GB $5 plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Nov 26 2018 Web Sysbench 81ms 376ms
Jun 10 2018 Web Sysbench 85ms 300ms
Oct 28 2017 Web Sysbench 140ms 483ms
Feb 26 2017 Web Sysbench 155ms 642ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.linode.com/pricing#dedicated_cpu
Price per month $30.00
Discount for long term use No
Disk GB 25
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 4000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 47

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
D D E B C
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for Linode - Dedicated 4GB. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the Dedicated 4GB plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Dedicated 4GB plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Feb 20 2019 Web Sysbench 71ms 330ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.linode.com/pricing
Price per month $40.00
Discount for long term use No
Disk GB 160
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 8.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 54

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
E B E B B
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for Linode - 8GB $40. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the 8GB $40 plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 8GB $40 plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Apr 14 2019 Web Sysbench 88ms 355ms

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