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Score 8.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    Linode

    88%
    207 Ratings

    OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud (vCloud Air, powered by OVH)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Linode

    90%
    10 Ratings

    OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud (vCloud Air, powered by OVH)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.9

    Linode

    89%
    12 Ratings

    OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud (vCloud Air, powered by OVH)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    9.1

    Linode

    91%
    1 Rating

    OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud (vCloud Air, powered by OVH)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    9.1

    Linode

    91%
    1 Rating

    OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud (vCloud Air, powered by OVH)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.7

    Linode

    87%
    206 Ratings

    OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud (vCloud Air, powered by OVH)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.8

    Linode

    88%
    6 Ratings

    OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud (vCloud Air, powered by OVH)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.1

    Linode

    91%
    1 Rating

    OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud (vCloud Air, powered by OVH)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Linode

    I would go for Linode if the job requires a more straightforward, lean, and budget-conscious hosting solution compared to the bigger clouds like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, etc.; yet would require a more performant and reputable vendor with better support when the software being hosted is mission-critical or client-facing.
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    Pros

    Linode

    • 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.
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    Cons

    Linode

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    Linode

    Starting Price

    $0 Monthly or Hourly

    Editions & Modules

    Linode editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Dedicated CPU 4 GB RAM$30/month or $0.05/hour1
    Dedicated CPU 8 GB RAM$60/month or $0.09/hour2

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    CPU, transfer, storage, and RAM bundled into one simple price. Increase storage capacity with additional Block Storage or S3-compatible Object Storage. Add instant Backups with complete independency to your stack. Ensure your applications and services are highly-available with Linode NodeBalancers. Deploy Kubernetes clusters with our fully-managed container orchestration engine.

    OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud (vCloud Air, powered by OVH)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

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      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Linode

      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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      Usability

      Linode

      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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      Reliability and Availability

      Linode

      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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      Performance

      Linode

      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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      Support Rating

      Linode

      Linode provides prompt support and the technicians are able to answer complex questions regarding Linux configurations, infrastructure details and give shell commands in order to help you out where the problem really is. In some cases, when the situation demands faster action from their side, they help and work as real partners.
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      Implementation Rating

      Linode

      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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      Alternatives Considered

      Linode

      Linode is a simpler solution than Azure Virtual Machines. Its low cost, predictable billing, is a win for clients and its dead-simple setup is easy to get up and running quickly without training, reading copious numbers of potentially out-of-date blog posts, or going through certification processes. Linode delivers a generic VM with a recent version of ubuntu within a few minutes of signup.
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      Scalability

      Linode

      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.
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      Return on Investment

      Linode

      • I have ditched my 1200W server and I am now running a mix of Linodes and Raspberry Pi 4s. This is saving a fortune in power bills.
      • I get to use a professional GPU for a few hours a month for tiny fraction of the cost of ownership of even a halfway decent graphics card.
      • I can have a completely fresh machine for testing on demand without spending 20mins installing a new OS or worry that some stuff up with a long running development machine may be causing me problems.
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