Linode Review

Linode



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

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • India
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • UK
  • USA

Features and Usability

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

Last updated on December 5 2019.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  No
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 "Network Access"/Public IPs/Reverse DNS.

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 
  • 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 IP addresses
Teams   Datastores 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
42s 30s 50s 6

Admin UI Screenshots


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 $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 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: 49

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
D E C C B
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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 and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial CPU Overall Grade
Nov 17 2019 AMD EPYC 7601 32-Core Processor D
Nov 26 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v4 @ 2.30GHz D
Jun 10 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz D
Oct 28 2017 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz E
Feb 26 2017 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz

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 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: 21

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

We conducted 5 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 7 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 CPU Overall Grade
Sep 10 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v4 @ 2.30GHz E
Oct 01 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v4 @ 2.30GHz D
May 17 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz D
Sep 02 2017 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz D
Jan 03 2017 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v4 @ 2.30GHz
Jan 01 2017 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v4 @ 2.30GHz
Jul 04 2016 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz

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 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: 64

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

We conducted 5 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 5 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 CPU Overall Grade
Jul 01 2019 AMD EPYC 7601 32-Core Processor C
Jul 26 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz C
Jan 28 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz C
Apr 22 2017 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v2 @ 2.80GHz
Sep 12 2016 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz

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 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: 53

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

Performance Test Results

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

Web Test Remote Timing Test Network Transfers Sysbench Test Endurance Test
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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 CPU Overall Grade
Feb 20 2019 AMD EPYC 7501 32-Core Processor 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 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 E B B
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

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

Web Test Remote Timing Test Network Transfers Sysbench Test Endurance Test
Review Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare Compare

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 CPU Overall Grade
Apr 14 2019 AMD EPYC 7501 32-Core Processor C

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