Linode Review


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Linode in its own words

Linode is now part of Akamai.

Linode was founded as a VPS provider in 2003.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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Linode VPS Features

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  24
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
IPv6 support  Yes
Firewall  Yes
Shelving  No
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Pros and Cons


  • Fast growing list of features.
  • Large choice of instance types.
  • Modern and fast management UI.
  • Large choice of datacenters.


  • Wide mix of CPUs, fast and slow, old and new.

Linode Extra Services

In addition to features included in VPS plans, 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   Private network  

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each Linode 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
72s 60s 90s 9

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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 Description Restriction
Backups $0.062 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
Linode backups storage
$0.06 for 2GB Linode. 20% of instance price in general.
Block $0.100 Volumes are configured with built-in data replication. Linode Block Storage is powered by NVMe SSD drives.
Linode block storage
10GB minimum size
Object $0.020 S3 compatible. 1 TB outbound transfer included. Up to 50 Million Objects per Cluster.
Linode object storage
250GB minimum

Network Bandwidth Prices

These are the network bandwidth prices charged by Linode 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: yes
All 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.
Linode networking

Linode Instance Types and Plans

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All Linode instance types

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
Compute optimized
Instance Type:
Dedicated CPU

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.
Around 40GB storage per CPU core.

Dedicated 4GB 2 4.0GB 80GB $36.00 / month
Dedicated 8GB 4 8.0GB 160GB $72.00 / month
General purpose
Instance Type:
Shared CPU

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
Memory optimized
Instance Type:
High Memory

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.
Compute optimized
Instance Type:

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
Instance Type:

No description

Shared 16GB 6 16.0GB 320GB $96.00 / month

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