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$5 VPS Showdown - May 2018 - DigitalOcean vs. Linode vs. Vultr

Switching it up yet again on y’all! This month, we’re back to looking at those east coast data centers, but also, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is out and this is my first set of metrics run on the latest long term release of Ubuntu. Sadly though, sysbench was throwing shade while […]

$5 VPS Showdown - April 2018 - DigitalOcean vs. Linode vs. Vultr - West Coast Edition

This month I’m switching it up and comparing servers on the west coast, specifically in or around the San Francisco area. Also, I’m going back to only comparing 5 buck instances in the hope that it will free up a bit more time in the future so I can add […]

VPS Showdown: DIY Edition

My very first “Linode vs. DigitalOcean” post dates back to a simpler time back in February of 2013. Over the past 5 years of doing these posts, the benchmarks have evolved and subjectively “improved”. Now I used to post the commands I was running with each benchmark but since I […]

DigitalOcean flexible droplets compared

Switching it up this month. DigitalOcean recently released flexible plans at 15$ per droplet and I thought it would be fun to dig a bit deeper into them instead of just doing a side by side comparison of the different providers. These droplets come in three varieties: 1 GB of […]

VPS Showdown - January 2018 - DigitalOcean vs. Linode vs. Vultr

As promised, I am trying to get a new VPS Showdown post out on a monthly basis. I wasn’t sure if I was going to do them at the beginning of each month or not, but I am glad I waited as DigitalOcean shook things up by doubling their RAM […]

VPS Showdown - December 2017 - DigitalOcean vs. Linode vs. Vultr

It’s about that time again, folks! Based on the feedback I’ve received on previous “VPS Showdown” posts, I’ve changed a few things up! First off, I’m offering up data on both the $5 and $20 price points to paint a decent picture of how things can scale up on a […]

$5 Showdown: Linode vs. DigitalOcean vs. Amazon Lightsail vs. Vultr - July 2017

Damn Josh, back at it again with the VPS comparison! It’s been a little more than 6 months since my last comparison post and a lot of the recent feedback has been to refresh the data a bit more regularly. The other major bit of feedback has been to include […]

$5 Showdown: Linode vs. DigitalOcean vs. Amazon Lightsail vs. Vultr

Updated on March 6th, 2017 since Vultr has updated their $5 offering. The data tables have been updated and the applicable sections have updates near the end of the section. Usually I wait to run fresh benchmarks on all providers, but the comments section has been blowing up about Vultr’s […]

8GB Showdown: Linode vs DigitalOcean vs Amazon Lightsail vs Vultr

Earlier this month I posted yet another of my $10 Showdown posts comparing Linode, DigitalOcean and the newcomer, Amazon Lightsail. The response was freakin’ amazing, I got a ton of great feedback and I figured I may as well follow up with a comparison of a larger plan. Instead of […]

$10 Showdown: Linode vs. DigitalOcean vs. Amazon Lightsail

Yes, Linode announced a $5 plan. You can check out the $5 Showdown: Linode vs. DigitalOcean vs. Lightsail vs. Vultr Yes #2, Linode made some changes to their $10 plan, increasing the storage a bit and kicking up their network out. I have updated the post to reflect the network […]

$10 Showdown: Linode vs. DigitalOcean (July 2016)

Been a minute since my last $10 Showdown. Since then, Linode has turned thirteen and doubled the RAM offered on all of their servers for new and existing customers. This means that Linode is offering twice the RAM as DigitalOcean at the ten dollar price point! Here’s the plan overview: […]

$10 Showdown: Linode KVM vs. DigitalOcean

It’s been nearly 2 years since my original $10 Showdown post. In that time both Linode and DigitalOcean have launched new datacenters and made other improvements to their infrastructures. One of the most notable improvements is Linode’s migration from XEN to KVM. Let’s see how they stack up at the […]

High Volume Showdown: Linode vs. DigitalOcean

I’ve done quite a few of these comparison posts and I have always stuck with the inexpensive plans. I figured, what the hell, let’s see how Linode and DigitalOcean stack up when running larger, comparably priced plans! The price point for this comparison is 640$ per month or around 96¢ […]

$10 Showdown: Linode vs. DigitalOcean

Every time I think that I’m done with this topic for a while, someone (usually Linode) drops something new on us. The latest from Linode is the addition of a 10$ a month plan which nearly puts it in line with DigitalOcean in regard to low tier pricing. Because of […]

Linode vs. Digital Ocean, performance benchmarks

I mentioned the in my last Linode vs. Digital Ocean post that I would be doing a performance comparison of the two in the near future and here it is! I used sysbench with some pretty basic settings to compare a 2GB server from both hosting companies. Apples to apples, […]

Linode SSD vs. DigitalOcean

Time for another installment of my Linode vs. DigitalOcean series. The most notable improvement this go around is on Linode’s end by offering SSD Linux servers exclusively. This had been the pain point for many as DigitalOcean has been offering this since day one and Chris Aker had made it […]

Yet Another Linode vs. DigitalOcean Post

This has been turning into an every 3 month thing since I originally blogged about Linode vs. DigitalOcean back in late February and then again about Linode NextGen vs. DigitalOcean in May. Not to mention when I moved out of the cloud in June when I switched to bare metal […]

Linode NextGen vs. DigitalOcean

A lot has happened since February when I originally blogged about Linode and DigitalOcean. First and foremost, Linode has finished rolling out their “NextGen” platform in all of it’s glory. Linode also experienced a break in to their manager that allegedly resulted in credit cards getting stolen. I say allegedly […]

Linode vs. DigitalOcean

I’ve been seeing a lot of these posts popping up recently and figured I’d weigh in on the matter. Since everyone seems to be including benchmarks of disk I/O and such I’ll not only omit those, but I’d like to discuss the services offered and some of my perceptions after […]