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Introduction

We’ve focused on the benchmark results for KVM technology by Linode this time. The migration to KVM is free and should take from 3 to 5 minutes according to our experience.

Unlike in the previous benchmark of the two VPS with $40 price tag this time we’ve focused on the results from “1 parallel copy of tests” in UnixBench.

Tested VPS

1. DigitalOcean

– 1GB RAM, Single Core CPU, 30GB SSD for $10/mo

2. Linode 1024 (KVM upgrade)

– 1GB RAM, Single Core CPU, 24GB SSD for $10/mo

3. Linode 1024 (XEN)

– 1GB RAM, Single Core CPU, 24GB SSD for $10/mo

The configuration of all 3 VPS is the same and the only difference is in the technology they use. This way we can better compare the pros and cons of each technology.

Note

The benchmark test is from 18 August 2015 as well as the price and parameters of the VPS from both providers.

Benchmark process

We set up a clean virtual machine with CentOS 7 64bit at each server. Then we installed the UnixBench 5.1.3. according to the tutorial. Whole installation took about 5 – 7 minutes. Then we started the benchmark and waited for the results.

DigitalOcean VPS was created in Frankfurt1 datacenter and both Linode VPS in the data center in Dallas, TX.

Results

Results for DigitalOcean, Linode KVM and Linode XEN

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Results of 1 parallel copy of tests for Linode KVM and Linode XEN

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Overall results

All tested VPS achieved very high score and are definitely recommended for developing the modern applications or services. Unlike in the previous benchmark the score of Linode’s KVM was much higher than the score of the other two competitors.

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Linode says that their KVM VPS is 300% better than XEN VPS. According to our benchmark the score was 354% higher in compare to XEN.

Congrats on such a huge improvement!

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4 Responses to “UnixBench benchmark results for DigitalOcean, Linode KVM & Linode XEN”

  1. Awesome stuff! Thank you for taking a second look.

  2. I assume it’s because of better cpus’ on the linode side? also comparison with vultr/ramnode please? :)

  3. Michal Remias

    I think, but there is more aspects, for example hypervisor or system configuration. Not only CPU’s on the physical server. I can try compare more services. So… stay in touch :)

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