Wea��ve focused on the benchmark results forA�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 wea��ve focused on the results fromA�a�?1 parallel copy of testsa�? inA�UnixBench.


1. DigitalOcean

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

2. LinodeA�1024A�(KVM upgrade)

-A�1GB RAM, SingleA�Core CPU, 24GB SSD for $10/mo

3. LinodeA�1024A�(XEN)

-A�1GB RAM, SingleA�Core CPU, 24GB SSD for $10/mo

The configurationA�of all 3 VPS isA�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.


The benchmark test is from 18 AugustA�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 7A�64bit at each server. Then we installed the UnixBench 5.1.3. according to the tutorial.A�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 theA�data center in Dallas, TX.


Results forA�DigitalOcean, Linode KVM and Linode XEN

Results ofA�1 parallel copy of tests forA�Linode KVM and Linode XEN

Overall results

All testedA�VPS achieved very high score and are definitely recommended for developing the modern applications or services. Unlike in the previous benchmark the score ofA�Linodea��s KVM wasA�much higherA�than the score of the other two competitors.

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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