VPS $3.50 Showdown - November 2018 - Lightsail vs. Vultr

By Josh Sherman
8 min read
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amazon
lightsail
vultr

Before you go commenting on the obvious, let me go ahead and clear the air a bit. First off, yes, DigitalOcean and Linode are purposefully omitted from this comparison because they lack of a $3.50 tier. Second, yes, I’m aware there are other providers that offer $3.50 pricing tiers. Most […]

VPS $5 Showdown - October 2018 - DigitalOcean vs. Lightsail vs. Linode vs. Vultr

By Josh Sherman
8 min read
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digitalocean
lightsail
linode
vultr

After many months of enduring inquiries about why I was no longer including Amazon’s Lightsail VPS offering, I’m giving up in and including it in the mix again. Originally it was dropped because they don’t currently offer Ubuntu 18.04 LTS which I was doing my benchmarks against. For me personally, […]

VPS Showdown - 16GB - August 2018 - DigitalOcean vs. Linode vs. Vultr

By Josh Sherman
6 min read
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hosting
digitalocean
linode
vultr

It’s that time again! This month I decided to compare some higher end 16GB servers instead of the usual $5 to $10 dollar instances. Each costing only $80 per month, these servers have a ton of bang for the buck and should be more than enough for even a high […]

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

By Josh Sherman
6 min read
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hosting
digitalocean
linode
vultr

Bit late with this month’s post, been a crazy month for me! Since last month, DigitalOcean has released Projects which doesn’t really affect these benchmarks, but is notable because the concept of grouping servers has been something that both Linode and Vultr have had in some capacity for a while […]

$10 VPS Showdown - June 2018 - DigitalOcean vs. Linode vs. Vultr

By Josh Sherman
5 min read
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hosting
digitalocean
linode
vultr

It’s already that time again! This month, I’m comparing $10 VPS offerings instead of the smaller $5 plans. Linode recently upgraded all of their “standard” plans and I wasn’t entirely sure if their $5 instance, deemed a “Nanode” qualified as standard. Didn’t help that their blog post announcing the resource […]

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

By Josh Sherman
5 min read
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hosting
digitalocean
linode
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 […]

DigitalOcean flexible droplets compared

By Josh Sherman
8 min read
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hosting
digitalocean
linode
vultr

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

By Josh Sherman
5 min read
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hosting
digitalocean
linode
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

By Josh Sherman
4 min read
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hosting
digitalocean
linode
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

By Josh Sherman
11 min read
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hosting
linode
digitalocean
lightsail
vultr

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

By Josh Sherman
14 min read
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linode
digitalocean
lightsail
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

By Josh Sherman
13 min read
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hosting
linode
digitalocean
lightsail

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

By Josh Sherman
8 min read
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hosting
linode
digitalocean
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)

By Josh Sherman
6 min read
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hosting
linode
digitalocean

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

By Josh Sherman
6 min read
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hosting
linode
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

By Josh Sherman
6 min read
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hosting
linode
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

By Josh Sherman
6 min read
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hosting
linode
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

By Josh Sherman
3 min read
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linode
digitalocean

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

By Josh Sherman
4 min read
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linode
digitalocean
nodebalancer

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

By Josh Sherman
3 min read
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hosting
linode
digitalocean
nodebalancer

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

By Josh Sherman
7 min read
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hosting
linode
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

By Josh Sherman
6 min read
reviews
hosting
linode
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 […]