This Feb, Linode releases new plans (Dedicated CPU VPS plans, which means the CPUs run on KVM host without sharing to other neighbors). So I make this benchmark to show how good it is compared with DigitalOcean (DO) in the same plan.
Linode’s price has 25% lower than DO’s.
Linode VPS boots a bit slower than DO. (115 processes vs 96 processes)
I used this script (https://github.com/n-st/nench) to benchmark the minimum plan (2 vCPUs and 4GB RAM). I configured vm.swappiness = 0 to disable swap.
DigitalOcean allows you run on newer hardwares so its CPU is better (~43%) than Linode’s. (You can compare the result in CPU hashing section). By the way, Linode has the better price so it’s your choices! :)
Hope Linode will upgrade all hardwares soon. Updated : they have new CPUs in some datacenters which are Intel Xeon Gold 6148 and AMD EPYC 7501, so stay tuned!