Compute - Compute Instances

Linux virtual machines equipped with a tailored set of resources designed to run any cloud-based workload.

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Notice of Upcoming Pricing Changes
On April 1st 2023, updated pricing will go into effect for some Compute services. This includes decreasing the cost of network transfer (egress) overage fees and a 20% price increase for Shared and Dedicated CPU Compute Instance plans (excluding the $5/mo 1GB Shared plan). For specific pricing changes, see the Upcoming Pricing Changes guide. To learn more general details about these changes, review the Akamai’s Cloud Computing Services: Pricing Update blog post.

Compute Instances are virtual machines that run on Linode’s secure and reliable cloud infrastructure. To support a variety of workloads, Compute Instance plans are organized under several basic plan types, each with their own set of resources, unique value propositions, and technical specifications (see Plan Types). Each Compute Instance can run a variety of supported Linux distributions, including the latest versions of Ubuntu, CentOS Stream, Debian, and more.


Compute Instances are available across all regions.

Plans and Pricing

Instance TypeCPUOverview
Shared CPU InstanceShared1 GB - 192 GB Memory, 1 - 32 vCPUs, 25 GB - 3840 GB Storage
Starting at $5/mo ($0.0075/hour)

Offers a balanced array of resources coupled with shared CPUs, which keeps costs down while still supporting a wide variety of cloud applications.

Best for development servers, staging servers, low traffic web applications, and almost any modern web application.
Dedicated CPU InstanceDedicated4 GB - 512 GB Memory, 2 - 64 vCPUs, 80 GB - 7200 GB Storage
Starting at $30/mo ($0.045/hour)

Equipped with Dedicated CPUs, which provide competition free guaranteed CPU resources. Perfectly balanced for most production applications.

Best for production websites, enterprise applications, high traffic databases, and any application that requires 100% sustained CPU usage.
High Memory InstanceDedicated24 GB - 300 GB Memory, 2 - 16 vCPUs, 20 GB - 340 GB Storage
Starting at $60/mo ($0.09/hour)

Optimized for memory-intensive applications and equipped with Dedicated CPUs, which provide competition free guaranteed CPU resources.

Best for in-memory databases, in-memory caching systems, big data processing, and any production application that requires a large amount of memory while keeping costs down.
GPU InstanceDedicated1 - 4 NVIDIA Quadro RTX cards, 24 - 96 GB Video Memory, 32 GB - 128 GB Memory, 8 - 24 vCPUs, 640 GB - 2560 GB Storage
Starting at $1000/mo ($1.50/hour)

The only instance type that’s equipped with NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 GPUs (up to 4) for on demand execution of complex processing workloads.

Best for applications that require massive amounts of parallel processing power, including machine learning, AI, graphics processing, and big data analysis.

See Choosing a Compute Instance Type and Plan for a full comparison.

Technical Specifications

In addition to the resources allocated to each available plan (outlined above), Compute Instances have the following specifications:

  • Shared or Dedicated vCPU cores (dependent on the chosen plan)
  • 100% SSD (Solid State Disk) storage
  • 40 Gbps inbound network bandwidth
  • Free inbound network transfer
  • Dedicated IPv4 and IPv6 addresses (additional addresses available on request)
  • Deploy using the many available Linux Distributions, Marketplace Apps, or Community StackScripts
  • Direct console access through Lish
  • Provisioning and management through the Cloud Manager, Linode CLI, or programmatically through the Linode API
  • Multi-queue NIC support on plans with 2 or more vCPU cores.

Services Included at No Extra Cost

Linode bundles the following services with all Compute Instances:

Complementary Paid Services

To help build and manage your applications, consider complementing your Compute Instance with the following compatible services:

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