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Linode has been well suited for us for web hosting as even their cheapest shared hosting plan has been leaps and bounds more performant than shared web hosting provided by other companies. I cannot attest to situations where Linode wouldn't be as applicable, but for those looking for a very affordable solution to web hosting for those who need a proper server and have the willingness to set up Linux, I fully believe that Linode will be perfect.
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It is well suited for large file sharing and file syncing. Easy to collaborate the files and provide access. File encryption, some features are pretty limited like the ease of use on front end as well. Customer support can be better and improve customer loyalty. Design can be improved for easier navigation and use.
Read full review Pros It's super easy-to-use - set up a complete virtual environment in a few minutes. Linode is the ONLY service I know that will let you DOWNSIZE a VM - super useful. The price is right - spin up any size server and add additional block storage if needed. Object memory is cheap and integrates very well with S3 CLIs and applications. I've been very happy with the knowledgeable and friendly customer service. The more recent additions of a firewall and Kubernetes is a welcome plus. The load balancer ("Load Balancer") service is easy to spin up and configure. Read full review FileDrop feature. This is an amazing functionality that increases collaboration among our team. People can drop files in a specific folder related to a project and we can keep it organized. Mobile Apps for Android and iOS. The apps works pretty well and you can carry your files everywhere. Regular and Instant Uploads - MediaFire checks for the exact same file in the cloud. If it finds it, the upload will be instant. Otherwise, it proceeds with regular upload. Multiple Upload Types - Basic, Flash and HTML5 Read full review Cons I have not succeeded in using the DNS of Linode with a website not hosted in their server. I hope their DNS is as user-friendly as DO and Vultr. Cloud storage user interface is not as easy as DO. I want to see their cloud storage on a pay-per-usage scheme, not monthly. For VPS, I wish Linode to increase the SSD space storage of their basic VPS larger than those of competitors. Read full review Download Page - When you generate a link to download some files it redirects users to a specific page where they can download the file. The page is sometimes confusing and with a lot of ads which can be a little bit annoying. Customization Option - you can find a customization section in "Settings", but there are just a few things that you can really customize. Maybe improving this would be nice to allow you personalize your environment (for companies, for instance). Blocked options for the free version - There are a lot of interesting options that are available just for business and pro versions. If you could at least test it before upgrading your version it would help users decide. Lack of PC sync client - Would be great if you could install a PC client that would synchronize your files. Problems when refreshing your files list in the browser. Sometimes it gets slow and you have to refresh the entire page to continue. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
I've been with them a long time. They provide me with the capabilities I need coupled with knowledgeable support that's not pay-for-extra. However, if I move to a non-Linux OS, the level of support by necessity will drop off. I can still ask questions about the infrastructure but I my ability to ask about OS features will decrease.
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It's pretty easy for me, but I preferred their old interface before it was called 'cloud' (not a computer science term.) The new interface looks easier but I had to ask for help for things I used to be able to find myself. If someone was new to it--without having used their old interface--it might be easier for them than it originally was for me.
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There is very little planned downtime. Whenever planned downtime is necessary I'm always given lots of advanced notice and an explanation that I can pass along to my users that they'll understand. I really appreciate that Linode appreciates my commitment to reliable service to my users. It shows that they believe they've been successful when I'm successful.
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Linode is an infrastructure provider issues related to performance are really on me. Linode provides a capable infrastructure and allows me to tailor performance of the services I provide to my customers to my specific situation. Linode allows me to implement "tweaks" that, from experience, I know will do the job with little risk without a whole bunch of static from idiot support 'droids who just get in the way ("this isn't supported at the present time").
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In the one instance I had to request a support (specifically to open SMTP ports in order for our Ghost deployment to send transactional emails as password resets and account creation), they responded in less than one hour with the request being granted, as well as additional tips on how to ensure the SMTP services would work. I am very pleased by how straightforward and unbureaucratic their handling of my request was. One ticket, one message, granted.
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I wish it hadn't taken as many iterations as it did. Some of it is my own fault and some of it was related to limitations imposed on me by the programming environment I chose to use. All in all, I'd say I did a pretty good job. I'd stack my homegrown spam defenses up against anyone's!
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Linode delivers higher performance cloud servers, within an easier web interface, simpler API, and better cost-benefit. Amazon has a complex interface that many times make the customers spend much more time in order to finish simple tasks and use "AWS-terms" so even if you need infrastructure, you need to know the "AWS-way" of doing the same thing.
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MediaFire's Pro Pricing is cheaper than
, although they're less known in the industry. I trust them with important documents, and they [have] never lost a file, whereas I can't say the same about other services like theirs. Customer service is fast and friendly if you need them, and their site is very clean and clutter free, which (to me) is important.
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Although I use only a fraction of their product offerings, the total set makes scalability an easy goal to shoot for. As I said, I have a few customers that use the services my Linode provides...and I like it that way. However, should I need to scale up, I can...without incurring any more cost than I need to.
Read full review Return on Investment Allowed a team of 6 developers to work against one $10/mn VM instead of each requiring $1,000 in developing hardware for each developer. Allows multiple web projects to be hosted, along with simple Jupyter notebooks, as an internal sandbox instead of the dev/DevOps time required to do that using multiple services or internal resources. Allows customers to have a well known server expense cost prior to billing. Read full review Thanks to MediaFire I have been able to recover information stored many years ago on their servers, since they usually do not delete files after a certain time. It has helped me to be able to backup sensitive information from long before the existence of massive clouds, so if you did not make these backups you had to lose all the information, but thanks to half fire that did not happen to me. Read full review ScreenShots