If you are looking for an alternative to DigitalOcean than you may be interested in Linode. If you are looking for an alternative to Linode than you may be interested in DigitalOcean. Linode has been around a lot longer but both Linode and DigitalOcean are popular with web developers. The pricing and offers of VPS plans are also alike.
Linode offers 1 GB memory with 24 GB of disk space for $10 dollars per month. DigitalOcean’s starting plan is $5 dollars per month includes 512 MB of memory and 20 GB of disk space. DigitalOcean’s $10 dollar per month plan includes 1 GB of memory and 30 GB of disk space. If you decide you want more memory then both Linode and DigitalOcean offer $20, $40, and $80 plans which include 2 GB, 4 GB, and 8 GB of memory.
A difference between DigitalOcean and Linode is the number of CPU cores that come with each of the above plans. Linode’s $10 plan includes 1 CPU core, the $20 plan includes 2 CPU cores, the $40 dollar plan includes 4 CPU cores, and the $80 plan includes 6 CPU cores. DigitalOcean’s lowest priced plan includes 1 core processor, the $10 plan includes 1 core processor, the $20 plan includes 2 core processor, $40 plan includes 2 core processor, and $80 plan includes 4 core processor.
The bandwidth is also alike but vary. With Linode offering more per plan compared to DigitalOcean. VNKB will go into depth the difference between the two in a future post. This is just a basic price and feature break down of the difference between Linode and DigitalOcean.