Linode VPS Plans Review

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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

Features and Usability

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

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  Yes
Backups  No

Available for a fee.

Control Panel  Builtin
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  11
Number of Datacenter Continents  4
Monitoring Charts  Yes
Admin REST API  Yes
Upgrade VPS from admin console  Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  Yes
Reverse DNS  Yes

Under Linodes/Networking, select ... for IP address and then RDNS.

Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards, Paypal
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 

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 IP addresses
Team Management   Managed databases Serverless DDoS protection Kubernetes  
GPU instances  

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each Linode VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server.

See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.

Average Provisioning Time Min Provisioning Time Max Provisioning Time Number of VPS Samples
46s 30s 70s 10

Admin UI Screenshots


Cloud Storage Prices

For a comparison of storage features and prices from all providers, please check the Cloud Storage Prices 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/products/backups/
Object $0.020 250GB minimum 1 TB Outbound Transfer. Up to 50 Million Objects per Cluster.
https://www.linode.com/products/object-storage/

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Linode Plans


Plan Specifications

URL https://www.linode.com/pricing
Price per month $5.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short 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 CPU 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: 46

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
E E E B B
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Note: A low grade on a low price VPS does not necessarily mean the VPS is underperforming, the server may still perform better than other servers at the same price. Use the Price Weighted Grades or the Best VPS 2020 rankings to find the best VPS in each price range.

Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial 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 5 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 1GB $5 plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Nov 17 2019 AMD EPYC 7601 32-Core Processor DAllas, TX, USA D
Nov 26 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v4 @ 2.30GHz Dallas, TX D
Jun 10 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz Newark, NJ D
Oct 28 2017 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz us-east-1a E

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.linode.com/pricing
Price per month $10.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short 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 CPU 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: 46

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
E E C C C
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Note: A low grade on a low price VPS does not necessarily mean the VPS is underperforming, the server may still perform better than other servers at the same price. Use the Price Weighted Grades or the Best VPS 2020 rankings to find the best VPS in each price range.

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial 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 8 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 2GB $10 plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
May 02 2020 AMD EPYC 7501 32-Core Processor Georgia, USA D
Sep 10 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v4 @ 2.30GHz Newark, NJ, USA E
Oct 01 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v4 @ 2.30GHz Dallas, TX D
May 17 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz Newark, NJ D
Sep 02 2017 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz Newark, NJ D

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.linode.com/pricing
Price per month $20.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short 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 CPU 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: 71

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
B B C A B
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial 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 6 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 4GB $20 plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Sep 27 2020 AMD EPYC 7542 32-Core Processor New Jersey, USA B
Jul 01 2019 AMD EPYC 7601 32-Core Processor Dallas, TX, USA C
Jul 26 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz Newark, NJ C
Jan 28 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz Newark, NJ C

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.linode.com/pricing#dedicated_cpu
Price per month $30.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short 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 CPU Yes

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: 59

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
C D B C B
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for Linode - Dedicated 4GB. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Live Web Network Transfers Remote Timings Sysbench Endurance
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Performance trials run on the Dedicated 4GB plan

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Dedicated 4GB plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Jan 28 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz Atlanta, GA, USA C
Feb 20 2019 AMD EPYC 7501 32-Core Processor Dallas, TX, USA C

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.linode.com/pricing
Price per month $40.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short 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 CPU 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: 55

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
E B D C C
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Linode - 8GB $40. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
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Performance trials run on the 8GB $40 plan

This plan was tested 3 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 8GB $40 plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Jul 15 2020 AMD EPYC 7601 32-Core Processor California, USA C
May 13 2020 AMD EPYC 7601 32-Core Processor New Jersey, USA C
Apr 14 2019 AMD EPYC 7501 32-Core Processor Texas, USA C

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.linode.com/pricing/
Price per month $60.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short 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 CPU Yes

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: 66

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
C B C B B
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for Linode - Dedicated 8GB. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Live Web Network Transfers Sysbench Remote Timings Endurance
Review Review Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare Compare Compare

Performance trials run on the Dedicated 8GB plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Dedicated 8GB plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Mar 29 2020 AMD EPYC 7601 32-Core Processor New Jersey, USA C

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